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A COLLECTION 






FAMILY RECORDS, 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 

AND OTHER xMEMORANDA OF VARIOUS f;.AMjLIES_AXD_ 
INDIVIDUALS BEARING THE NAME 



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OR ALLIED TO FAMILIES OF THAT NAME. 



COMPILED BY 



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CHARLES C. DAWSOy 



"FOR A MEMORIAL."— Ex. xvij, 14. 



ALBAXY, N. T.: 

JOEL MUNSELL, 82 STATE STREET. 
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T^he "Dawson Family. 287 

5-13. Thomas Greenbury, b. near Barrett's Chapel, Dec. 12, 1845, 
served as private in the 6tii and 7th Delaware Regts. in late war, 
and is now a practicing dentist at Cambridge, Md. ; unm. 

5-14. Mary J., b. near Barrett's Chapel, Dec. i, 1847, res. 1873, 
Moorton Station, Del. Smith. 

5-15. Margaretta, b. near Smyrna', Del., Dec. 10, 1849, res. 1873, 
Bishop's Corner, Kent Co., Del. Bishop. 

i;-l6. William H., b. near Smyrna, March 12, 1851, res. near Kirk- 
wood, New Castle county, Del. ; m. 

5-17. Ezekiel Warner, teacher, b. near Smyrna, July 25, 1853, res. 
1873, New Castle, Del. ; unm. 

5-18. John George, b. in Camden, Del., May 12, 1855, student, 1873, 
at State Normal School, Millersville, Pa. 

4-22. Thomas Dawson, b. in Kent county, Del., Jan. 4, 

1820, d. in same county, Nov. 23, 1858, m. Hester Green^ b. 

July 9, 1818, d. in Kent county, Feb. 8, 1865. They had 

five children : 

5-19. Mary Emma, b. Jan. 21, 1845, d. Aug. 25, 1863 ; unm. 
5-20. Edward, b. May 8, 1846, d. Nov. 3, 1S56. 
5-21. Theodore, b. Feb. 4, 1849, d. Aug. 9, 1859. 
5-22. Eugene, b. Feb. 23, 1851, res. 1873, Wilmington, Del, watch- 
maker ; unm. 
5-23. Louisa S., b. Nov. 27, 1855, res. 1873, Philadelphia; unm. 

4-23. WiLLARD Hall Dawson, b. in Kent county, Del., 
Oct. 23, 1822, resided at Raymond's Neck near Smyrna, Del. 
He d. suddenly, July 26, 1862, from being thrown from a horse 
before the knives of a reaping machine. He m. Sarah Ann 
Herring., who res. a widow, 1873, ''^ Philadelphia. They had 
fjve children : 

5-24. E!ma, d. young. 

5-25. Laura, m. Nehemiah Draper, res. 1873, Milford, Del.; one ch. 

5-26. OIley, res. Philadelphia. 

5-27. Jennie, res. Philadelphia. ^l CLfZy^'\ O'f 

5-28. Mary, res. Philadelphia. XVO t ±.(3X 

4-24. Mary Smith Dazcson^ b. in Kent county, Del., Oct. 
21, 1824 (dau. of Greenbury, 3-12), d. in same county, Sept. 
4, 1859. She m. Peter L. Bonwill, who res. 1873, in Kent 
county. One child : 
5-29. EmileVolney, b. Sept. 12, 1850, now at school in Philadelphia, i;^;;w. 

4-25. Dr. Ezekiel Dawson, b. near Camden, Kent county, 
Del., Feb. 3, 183c, graduated in Medical Department of the 



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288 T^he Dawson Family. 

University of Pennsylvania, 1853. ^^ first engaged in prac- 
tice at Vernon, in Kent county, at which place, while hunting 
with a party of friends, he was accidentally shot by one of them, 
thus losing the sight of his left eye. Being disabled for some 
time by this accident, he relinquished his practice at Vernon, 
and while convalescing removed to Camden, in the same countv, 
where he has since devoted many years to his profession, 
achieving a good reputation in medicine and surgery, and being 
especially successful in the treatment of the diseases of children. 
He became a licensed preacher in the Methodist Episcopal 
church in 1857. ^^ entered the United States service in 
March, 1862, as assistant surgeon in the 3d Regt. of Delaware 
Infantry ; was soon after commissioned as surgeon of the 2d 
Regt., and detailed for Post dutv, being appointed medical 
director of the Post at Harper's Ferry. Failing health compelled 
him to resign his commission, but soon after, his health improv- 
ing, he reentered the service as volunteer surgeon, and served 
in Tilton Hosp.tal, Wilmington, and afterwards at Annapolis 
Junction. Dr. Dawson m. in Camden, May 10, 1854, SaUie 
Clark^ b. Aug. 31, 1S30, d. in Camden, May 28, 1867, dau. 
of Frisby Bev/ley and Alaria Sharp Clark. ^ They had six chn. : 

5-50. Kate, b. Sept. 4, 1855, d. March 18, 1S59. 
5-31. Edgar Smith, b. Dec. 22, 1857, d. Dec. 27, i860. 
5-32. Maria Clark, b. May 8, i36o, d. Jan. l6, 1861. 
5-33. Mary, b. March 18, 1862. 

5—34. Anna Coburn, b. Aug. 9, 1864. ' 

5—35. William, b. May 18, 1867. 

Dr. Dawson m. 2d, Nov. 30, 1869, Ruth Anna Coursey^ 
dau. of Thomas B. Coursey, Esq.," of Spring Mills, Kent 
county, Delaware, and w. Sally Ann I^'llson^ dau. of William 
TiUii Ruth Cardeen Wilson. Mrs. D. is an indefatigable sabbath 

' '' Mrs. Dasvion was more than usually respected and beloved, beinc so careful 
for the good and co.Tirortcf others she practiced much self denial. She was a Christian 
of the strongest faith. D\ing fully concious, she gave up, without a murmur, child- 
ren, husband and mortal li.*'e, tor that she e^ttemed far better, Jesus and eternal 
life. Slie was a grand niece ot Rev. Solomon Sharp, one of the old pioneer Metho- 
dist preachers of the county, and a man of great eloquence and strong character." — 
Dr. E. Dawson. 

= Mr. Coursey was no.-ninatcd on the republican ticket for governor of Delaware in 
1S70, and although leading his ticket, was defeated. He is a writer of good abilitv, 
contributing reguurly to local journals and magazines articles on temperance, agricui- 
ure, and sometimes purely literary subj'jcts. 



T^he Dawson Family. 289 

school worker, and greatly esteemed. They res. 1873, at 
Woodside Mills, near Camden, in Kent county, where he has 
recently erected and is conducting a factory for the manufac- 
ture of materials for the upholsterers' trade. Dr. Dawson is 
understood to be engaged in collecting materials for a history of 
the Nicholites, and an account of their descendants. The com- 
piler is largely indebted to him for information in regard to the 
family of William Dawson.^ 

4-26. Thomas Dunn, b. In York, Pa., Dec. 7, 181 1, d. 

near Smyrna, Del., Dec. i, 1849, "^* ^831, Jnn Clements, b. 

May 4, 181 3, d. Dec. i, 1849, dau. of Thomas and Mary 

Clements. They lived near Camden, Del. Seven children : 

5-36. Robert G., b. 1832, res. near Camden, Del. ; m. 

5-37. Edwin, b. Dec. 22, 1834, res, 1873, Philadelphia; m. 

5-38. Mary Hester, b. March 7, 1837, d. in Philadelphia, May 16, 

1872, ur.m. 
5-39. Sarah Isabel, b. Sept. 5, 1839, res. 1873, Camden, Del. Tinley. 
5-40. Francis Marion, b. Jan. 26, 1842, res. 1873, Marydell, Md. ; m. 
5-41. Thomas C, b. April 26, 1845, res. 1873, Philadelphia ; m. 
5-42. William, b. Aug. 14, 1S47, d. 1849. 

4-28. Daniel D. Dunn, b. April 4, 1815, served in the 
war with Mexico, resides, 1873, "^'^^ ^oxt Wayne, Indiana, m. 
ist, Harriet Marvel^ daughter of David Marvel, of Willow 
Grove, Del. She d. leaving one child : 
5—43. Margaretta. Carter ; Coppee. 

Mr. Dunn, m. 2d, Sarah Gooden^ daughter of John Gooden. 
She d. leaving one child : 
5-44. John Wesley, d. suddenly, a young man, utim. 

Mr. Dunn, m. 3d, Caroline Wiggins^ of Indiana. They have 
three children, names not communicated. 

4-35. Margaret Frampton^ b. in Md., 12 mo. 27, 1808, m. 
in Md., 1827, Henry Pratt. They removed to Indiana in 

' Under a recent date, Dr. Dawson wrote as follows : " This I can say with deep 
gratitude : 1 know of no case of intemperance very closely allied to the family, nor 
have I any knowledge of any great scandal tarnishing its character. It has preserved 
the religious integrity of its parent stock. Nearly all the Dawsons have been and are 
professing Christians. They have been practical working people, but few of them 
ever attained wealth. Their connections by marriage have always been with families 
of equal or superior standing, save one or two exceptions. A mechanical genius is 
hereditary in the family ; yet few of them have pursued trades, but have used the 
gift in a general practical way. A friendly feeling strengthening the relational tie 
has always seemed to pervade the family." 

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290 The Dawson Faintly, 

1828, and settled in Wayne Co., where she d. 3 mo. 26, 1841, 

leaving seven children : 

5-45. Robert H., b. 7 mo. 16, 1828, d. in Ind. ; m. 

5-46. William T., b. 5 mo. 15, 1830, d. young. 

5-47. Caroline E., b. i mo. 4, 1832, d. 12 mo. 7, 1854. Gray. 

5-48. Philip, b. 10 mo. 10, 1833, res. near Indianapolis, Ind. ; has 

family. 
5-49. Margaret A., b. 7 mo. 18, 183^, d. young. 
5-50. Isaac F., b. 5 mo. 28, 1S39, killed by rail road accident near 

Indianapolis, unm. 
5-51. James, b. 2 mo. 12, 1841, res. near Indianapolis ; has family. 

4-36. William D. Frampton, b. in Md., 10 mo. 26, 

1811, m. in Milton, Ind., l mo. 25, 1838, Sarah Bell. They 

removed to Madison county, Ind., in i860, within the limits of 

Fall Creek Monthly Meetmg of Friends, of which they are 

members. They res. at Pendleton, and have had eleven chn. : 

5-52. Henry Justice, b. 12 mo. 24, 1838, d. 6 mo. 26, 1843. 

5-53. Isaac Bell, b. 8 mo. 20, 1840, d. 3 mo. 24, 1841. 

5-54. William Calvin, b. 10 mo. 16, 1842, res. Pendleton, Ind. ; m. 

5-55. Elisha Dawson, b. 4 mo. 22, 1844, d. 9 mo. 26, 1864 ; unm. 

5-56. Arthur EKvood, b 6 mo. 12, 1847. 

5-57. George Morris, b. 4 mo. II, 1849. 

5-58. Charles Launcelot, b. 12 mo. 26, 1S51. 

5-59. Mary Deborah, b. I mo. 10, 1854. 

5-60. Anna Margaret, b. 4 mo. 15, 18^6. 

5-61. Joseph Justice, b. 4 mo. 7, 1858. 

5-62. John Edgar, b. i mo. 14, 1861. , 

4-37. Rhoda A. Frampton., b. in Md., 6 mo. 3, 1814, m. in 
Milton, Ind., 12 mo. 22, 1831, George D. Morris, son of 
Aaron and Lydia Morris, of Wavne countv, Indiana. He d. 
in Milton, 9 mo. 23, 1843, where she still resides. Five chn. : 

5—63. William P., b. 12 mo. 9, 1832, res. Pendleton, Ind. ; m. 
5-64. Aaron, b. II mo. 23, 1834, res. Milton, Ind.; m. 
5-65. Mar>' E. , b. 7 mo. 20, 1837, res. Connersville. Ind. Taxman. 
5-66. Ruth .Anna, b. 8 mo. 13, 1840, res. Richmond, Ind. Huston. 
5-67. Elmira Jane, b. 4 mo. 8, 1843, res. Milton, Ind., unm. 

4-40. Lyd'ia Dawson., b. at Fall Creek, Hancock Co., Ind., 
1831 (dau, of James, 3-18'), m. in Richmond, Ind., Joseph 
Str.-\tton, who was b. in Richmond, 1837, son of Benjamin 
and Emily Stratton. She d. in Richmond, Aug. 5, 186S. He 
res. 1873, ^" Texas. Three children, all b. in Richmond : 



The Dawson Family. 291 

5-68. [Stratton], Josie, b. 1862. 
5-69. Russell, b. 1863. 
5-70. Walter, b. 1866. 

4-41. Sarah Ann Dawson^ b. at Fall Creek, Ind., 1833 
(dau. of James, 3-18), m. in Richmond, Ind., 1858, David 
Thomas, who was b. in Fayette county, Ky., 1827, ^°" °^ 
Nathan and A'lartha Thomas. They res. in Lawrence, Kansas. 
Two children, both b. in Richmond : 

5-71. Clara, b. 1858. 
5-72. Emma, b. 1862. 

4-42. Cel'ta Anna Dawson^ b. in Alllton, Ind,, 1839 (dau. of 
James, 3-1S), m. in Richmond, Ind., Jan. i, 1862, Solomon 
Geary, who was b. in Montgomery county, Pa., 1832, son of 
Peter and Lydia Geary. They res. in Lawrence, Kansas. 
Four children : 

5-73- Viola E., b. in Richmond, Ind., Sept. 29, 1863. 
5-74. Emma M., b. in Gallia Co , O., Oct. 6, 1866. 
5-75. William T., b. in Richmond, Ind., Sept. 10, 1869. 
5-76. Charles O., b. in Lawrence, Kansas, July 27, 1872. 

4-43. Rhoda Dawson^ b. at Fall Creek, Ind., 1842 (dau. of 
James, 3-18), m. in Muncie, Ind., 1868, Charles Orr, who 
was b. in Sandusky, O., son of James Orr. They res. 1873, 
Little Sandusky, O. One child : 

5-77. Ada Bell, b. in Little Sandusky, 1872. 

4-44. Margaret Toland^ b. in Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 26, 
1815 (dau. of William, 3-21), m. in Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 
1839, Jeremiah Rhoads, who was b. in Berks Co., Pa., Sept. 
5, 1817. They res. 1873, '" Philadelphia. Seven children: 

5-78. Catharine Ann, b. March 29, 1841, m. Edwin Dunn (5-37 of 

this record). 
5-79. William Henry, b. July 14, 1842, d. Aug. 6, 1842. 
5-80. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Dec. 10, 1844, res. Philadelphia. Ferrill. 
5-81. William. H., b. Sept. 29, 1847, d. March 27, 1848. 
5-82. Joseph, b. Sept. 30, 1850, d. Oct. 4, 1850. 
5-83. William, b. May 2, 1852, res. Philadelphia ; m. 
5-84. Edward Turner, b. Feb. 10, 1857, d. Feb. 26, 1857. 

4-46. William Shadrach Toland, b. Nov. 5, 18 19, 
m. in Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1845, Matilda Periins^y/ho was 
b. in Phil., iMarch 13, 1822, dau. of Henry and Cyrus Perkins. 



292 The Dawson Family. 

They res. 1873, '" Philadelphia, of which city Mr. T. is an 

alderman. They have four children : 

5-85. Kate, b. Dec. 2, 1845, res. 1873, Mansfield, O. Custer. 
5-86. Alice, b. Aug. 22, 1847, res. Philadelphia; unm. 
5-87. Mary, b. Nov, 27, 1849, res. Philadelphia; ufim. 
5-88. William Perkins, b. Aug. 24, 1857, res. Philadelphia. 

4-48. Emanuel H. Toi.akd, b. in Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 
5, 1824, m. in Philadelphia, January, 1848, Martha T. Mat- 
lack^ who was b. in New Jersey, 1822. They res. 1873, ^^ 
Philadelphia. Mr. Toland is General Agent for the Methodist 
Episcopal Home Missionary Society of Philadelphia, and is a 
local preacher in his denomination. He has spent much of his 
life in Sabbath School Missionary work, and in the interests of 
the reformatory institutions of Philadelphia. Five children : 
5-89. Emma Dawson, b. Nov. 2, 1848, res. 1873, Paulsboro, N. J. 

McNiELL. 

5-90. Sarah Louisa, b. Sept., 18c i, res. Philadelphia ; unm. 
5-91. William Bartine, b. Aug. 8, 1854, res. Philadelphia. 
5-92. Mary, b. April 20, 1857, d. 1 861. 
5-93. Laura V., b. Dec, 1861, d. Dec, 1868. 

4-52, Isaac Moore, b. July 29, 1822, m. Catharine Bassett 
Urch, b. in Md., March 12, 1826. They res. 1873, in Phila- 
delphia. Five children : 

5-94. William, b. July 20, 1846, res. Philadelphia ; rt. 
5-95. Isaac Albert, b. Sept. 26, 1848, res. Philadelphia. 
5-96. George Evans, b. Jan. 27, 1851, res. Philadelphia. 
5-97. Charlotte Elizabeth, b. Sept. 13, 1853, d. July 10, 1859. 
5-98. Henry Clay, b. Nov. 30, 1855. 

4-53. William Edward Moore, b. Dec. 21, 1823, m. 
Sarah E. Tarbution, Res. Sutlersville, Queen Anne Co., Md. 
Five children : 

5-99. James, m. res. Baltimore. 

5-100. Charles. 

5— loi. William. 

5-102. Emma. » 

5-103. Mary. 

4-54. Shadrach Dawson Moore, b. Nov. 4, 1825, d. in 
Philadelphia, 185 1, m. Sarah Painter. One child : 
5-104. Mary Shadrach, d. 1855. 

4-56. Catharine Aloore^ b. May 20, 1 829 (dau. of James, 
3-26), m. David L. Barber. Four children : 



T^he Dawson Faintly. 293 

5-105, [Barber], Anna. 
5-106. William. 
5-107. Margaret. 
5-108. Charlotte. 

4-62. Joseph D. Gruwell, farmer, b. in Kent county, 
Delaware, March 19, 1828, m. Jan., 1852, Caroline Lewis^ 
dau. of John and Susan Cooper Lewis.' They res. 1873, '" 
Kent county, at the former homestead of his grandfather, 
Joseph Dawson (2-1 1). Eight children : 

-109. Isaac L. 

-1 10. Eliza Jane. 

-II 1. Malinda. 

-1 12. Robert. 

-1 13. Joseph. 

— 1 14. Hermon. 

-1 15. John Marley. 

-1 16. Susan Elva. 

4-64. John Gruwell, farmer, b. in Kent county, Dela- 
ware, Aug. 8, 1833, m. Dec. 25, 1855, Elizabeth A. Lewis^ 
sister to wife of Joseph D. Gruwell (4-62). They res. 1873, 
in Kent county. Six children : 
5-117. William Walter. 
5-118. Joseph Edward. 
5-1 19, Mary Emily. 
5-120. Watson. 
5-121. Henry. 
5-122. 

4-65. Isaac Gruwell, farmer, b. in Kent county, Dela- 
ware, May 8, 1836, m. 1861, Mary Ann Burt. They res. 
1873, in Caroline Co., Md. Four children : 
5—123. Francis. 
5-124. William. 
5-125. Frederick. 
5-126. Mary. 

5-3. Mary Catharine Caulk^ b. July 29, 1 839 (dau. of Wil- 
liam S., 4-20), d. Dec. 28, 1864, m. Feb. 13, 1861, George 
Henry Gooden, who d. Dec. 2, 1864, son of Thomas and 
Ellen Gooden, of Willow Grove, Del. Two children ; res. 
1873, Kent Co., Del. : 
6-1. Edgar. 
6-2. George. 



» Susan Cooper was sister to wife of Robert Dawson (3-33), John Lewis was her 
second husband. She m. ist, Edward Upton ; 3d, Samuel S. Cooper ; now a widow. 



294 ^he Dawson Fatnily. 

5-4. Levin Dawson Caulk, b. in Kent county, Del., July 
14, 1841, m. A'lary Osmond^ dau. of Aaron P. Osmond. They 
res. 1873, Collinsville, Madison Co., 111. One child living: 
6—3. Florence. 

5-6. Robert Kemp Caulk, b. in Kent county, Del., Aug. 
1, 1845, '^' ^"«^ Joties. Res. 1 813, near Collinsville, 111. 
One child living : 
6-4. Clarence. 

5-14. Mary J, Dawson^ b. near Barrett's Chapel, Del., 
Dec. I, 1847 (dau. of William, 4-21), m. March 21, 187 1, 
John M. Smith, M. D., who was b. near Smyrna, Del., March 
19, 1839, son of William F. and Annie Smith. Residence, 
1873, J^-foorton Station, Kent county, Del. 

5-15. Margaretta Datvson^ b. near Smyrna, Del., Dec. 10, 
1849 (dau. of William, 4-21), m. Jan. 4, 1867, John H. Bishop. 
They res. 1873, at Bishop's Corner, Kent county, Del. 

5-16. William H. Dawson, b. near Smyrna, Del., March 
12, 1 85 1, m. Feb. 12, 1873, ^^^^'^ ^' Stewart. They res. 
near Kirkwood, New Castle county, Del. 

5-36. Robert G. Dunn, b. 1832, m. April 12, 1858, Re- 
becca Reynolds^ dau. of John and Margaret Reynolds. They 
res. 1873, near Camden, Del. Four children: 

6-5. Lara, b. March 28, 1859, d. July 9, 1859. 
6-6. William Francis, b. June 5, i860. 
6-7. Alfred Clifton, b. June 21, 1862. 
6-8. George H., b. June 21, 1870. 

■ 5-37. Edwin Dunn, b. Dec. 22, 1834, m. Sept. 16, 
1859, Catharine Rhoads i^-jS of this record). They res. 1873, 
in Philadelphia. Seven children : 

6-9. William R., b. Sept. 10, i86o. 

6— lo. Thomas, b. Sept. 16, 1862, d. young. 

6-11. Henry R., b. Nov. 27, 1863. 

6-12. John W., b. Feb. 16, 1866. 

6-13. Margaret, b. March 5, i863. 

6-14. Anna C, b. March 17, 1870. 

6-15. Lillie M., b. May 12, 1872. 



The Dawson Family. 295 

5-39. Sarah Isabel Dunn^ b, Sept. 5, 1839 (dau. of Thomas, 
4-26), m. Jan. 11, 1859, John Tinley, who d. Dec. 26, 1869, 
leaving one child : 
6—16. Wilbur D., b. Jan. 25, 1864, res. Camden, Del. 

5-40. Francis Marion Dunn, b. in Kent Co., Del., Jan. 
26, 1842, m. Jan. 3, 1867, Josephine Mcllvaine^ who was b. 
in Kent county, Del., Feb. 15, 1848, dau, of Thomas H. and 
Jane Conwell Alcllvaine. They res. 1873, ^^ Marydell, Del. 
Two children : 

6—17. Thomas Francis, b. Feb. 3, 1868, 
6-18. Frederick Conwell, b. Aug. 30, 1870. 

5-41. Thomas C. Dunn, b. April 26, 1845, m. 1869, 

Mary Elizabeth McGumness. Res. 1 873, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Two children : 

6-19. Pierce Y., b. 1870. 
6-20. Elmer, b. 1872. 

5-43. Margaretta Dunn (dau. of Daniel D., 4-28), m. 1st, 
John Carter, who died early, leaving one child : 
6—21. Emma Dawson. 

Margaretta m. 2d, Mr. Coppee, of Chestertown, Md. 

5-45. Robert H. Pratt, b. 7 mo. 16, 1828, d. in Indiana 
from wounds received in late war, leaving one child : 
6-22. Katie, res. 1873, Indianapolis. 

5-47. Caroline E. Pratt^ b. I mo. 4, 1 832, d. 12 mo. 7, 
1854 (dau. of Henry, 4-35), m. Joseph Gray. One child : 
6-23. Margaret, res. Dublin, Wayne Co., Ind. 

5-54. William Calvin Frampton, b. 10 mo. 16, 1842, 
m. 2 mo. 18, 1869, Jnna S. Cockayne. They res. 1 873, Pen- 
dleton, Indiana. Two children : 
6-24. Martha Cockayne, b. 2 mo. 3, 1871. 
6-25. Walter Henry, b. 1 mo. I, 1873. 

5-G3. William F. Morris, b. in Ind., 12 mo. 9, 1832, 
m. 12 mo. 25, 1856, Alary Ellen Swain^ b. in Bucks county. 
Pa., 5 mo. 29, 1837, dau. of Charles and Sarah Ann Swain, 



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296 The Dawson Family. 

since of Fall Creek, Ind. They res. in Pendleton, Ind. Six 

children: 

6-26. Lizzie E., b, 7 mo. 12, 1858, d. young. 
6-27. Emma Caroline, b. 9 mo. 20, i860. 
6-28. George D., b. 5 mo. 25, 1864. 
6-29. Anna P., b. 9 mo. 5, 1866. 
6-30. Willie, b. I mo., 1871, d. an infant. 
6-31. Sarah Ella, b. 9 mo., 1872. 

5-64. Aaron Morris, b. in Ind., 11 mo. 23, 1834, m. 12 

mo. 21, 1865, Martha M. Thotnas^ b. near Pendleton, Ind., 

2 mo. 3, 1839, dau. of Lewis and Priscilla Thomas. They res. 

in Milton, Wayne Co., Ind. Two children : 

6-32. Luella T., b. 7 mo. 30, 1867. 
6-33. Willie, b. 4 mo. 18, 1871. 

5-65. Mary E. Morris, b. in Milton, Ind., 7 mo. 20, 1837, 
m. in Milton, i mo. 11, 1872, Joshua Durbin Taxman, b. 
in Flemingcounty, Ky., July 7, 1827, son of Stephen and Nancy 
Tatman. They res. 1873, in Connersville, Fayette county, 
Indiana. 

5-66. Ruth Anna Morris, b. in Ind., 8 mo. 13, 1 840, m. 
II mo. 14, 1868, Paul Huston, b. near Mt. Holly, N. J., 8 
mo. 9, 1819. They res. near Richmond, Ind. One child : 
6-34. Mary Jane, b. 8 mo. 22, 1869. 

5-80. Sarah Elizabeth Rhoads,h. Dec. lO, 1844, m. March 

22, 1866, John Ferrill. They res. in Philadelphia. Two 

children : 

6-35. Wilbur. 
6-36. John Dawson. 

5-83. William Rhoads, b. May 2, 1852, m. 1871, Kate 
Ottenger. Res. 1873, Philadelphia. One child : 
6-37. Margaretta. 

5-85. Kate Toland, b. in Philadelphia, Dec. 2, 1845 (dau. 
of William S., 4-46), m. in Philadelphia, March 18, 1869, 
Joseph N. Custer, son of Nathan and Maria Custer. They 
res. 1873, Mansfield, Ohio. Two children: 

6-38. William Nathan, b. in La Crosse, Wis., Jan. 19, 1870. 
6-39. Emma Lloyd, b. in Mansfield, O., Oct. 19, 1872. 



The Dawson Family. 297 

5-89. Emma Daivson loland^ b. Nov. 2, 1 848 (dau. of 

Emanuel H.,4-48), m. 1868, Thomas McNiell. Res. 1873, 

Paulsboro, N. J. Two children : 

6—40. Florence. 
6-41. Mattie. 

5-94. William Moore, b. July 20, 1846, m. Dec. 24, 
l%bc)^ Alartha Hickman. They res. 1873, Philadelphia. ^"^ 
child : 
6-42. Charlotte. 



The following received too late for insertion in proper order in above 
record : 

Andrew H. H. and Lucy A. Dawson (4-1) had six children, of 
whom one only, Joseph Story (5-1) is mentioned above. The others, 
all of whom d. young, were: Walter Warrick, b. in St. Louis, Mo., and 
William Crosby, Julian Randolph, Kate and Lucy Wilhelmina, b. in 
Georgia. 

Jared S. and Catharine L. Dawson (4-2) had eight children, of whom 

five are living: Wilhelmina C. E., m. Cook;, now a widow, two 

children ; Robert A. ; Jordena H., m. T. J. Weakly, Dayton, O. ; 
Kate Florence and Oilla C, unm. 



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FAMILY OF PHILEMON DAWSON, 

Of Dorchester Co., Md., about 1770-1815. 

Tie folloiving from Gift. "Jamci L. Daivson, tVestTninstir, Md., and Maj. Lucien 
L. Daivson, Philadelfhiay Pa., 1872. 

1. Philemon Dawson, b. in Dorchester Co., Md., about 
1770, is said to have been an only child. His father's name is 
not known. His mother was a Miss Le Conipte, sister to 
Charles Le Compte, of Dorchester, a descendant of John Le 
Compte a French Huguenot, who settled in iVIaryland about 
1670.^ He m. about 1796, in Whitehaven, Cumberland county, 
England, yane Loiues^ daughter of James and Ann Lowes, of 
that county. When in England at this time " he had his pedi- 
gree traced, and his coat of arms painted, which shows him to 
have been of the Lincolnshire branch."'' He d. in 18 15. He 
had seven children : 

2—1. Jane Lowes, b. about 1 797, resided in Baltimore, Md. Phemx. 

2—2. James Lowes, b. about 1799, res. 1872, Westminster, Md. ; m. 

2-3. Mary Ann, res. in Washington, D. C Cox. 

2-4. Martha, res. in Baltimore, Md. Phenix. 

2-5. William Le Compte, d. 1843 ; unm. 

2-6. Charles Le Compte, d. about 1838 ; unm. 

2—7. Emily. 

2-1. Jane Lowes Dawson., b. about 1 797, m. about 18 1 7, 
Thomas Phenix, of Baltimore, and d. before 1820. She had 
one child : 
3-1. Eliza Jane, res. Washington, D. C. Orme. 

2-4. Mr. Phenix, m. 2d, 1820, his former wife's sister, 
Martha Dawson., who had six children : 

3-2. Thomas, m. dau. of John E. Smith, Washington, D. C. 

3-3. Dawson, commander U. S. N., m. in Valparaiso, S. A., d. abt. 1863. 

' In memory of John Le Compte, the Huguenot, a fine monument has been erected 
in Greenmount cemeter)-, Baltimore, reciting his pedigree, etc. 

' " His coat of arms, a battle axe in the dexter hand, and the motto, * Deeds no 
words.'" — Letters of Maj. L. L. D.,Oct. 12, 1872. 



^he Dawson Fa?nily. 299 

3-4- [Phen'ix.] Benjamin Howard, m. dau. of James Legate, Charleston, 

S. C, d. 1864. 
3-5. Annie, m. Joseph Sprigg, of Baltimore, Md. 
3-6. Emily, unm. 
3-7. Isabella, unm. 

2-2. James Lowes Dawson, b. about 1799, '* now 73 years 
of age" (1872), residesat Westminster, Carroll Co., Md. He 
was in the U. S. army from 1819 to 1835, reaching the rank 
of captain of three years' standing, and, in 1824, serving as aid 
to the commander in chief. Gen. Jacob Brown. ^ Of the term of 
his service Capt. D., remarks : " It was a time of profound 
peace. The army in that period was something in the Shaks- 
peare vein, 'The cankers of a calm world and long peace'; 
for there was no war, except the petty Black Hawk war in the 
North, and being at the extreme South, my regiment took no 
part." He m. in 1829, Miss S. E. Baylor., of Kentucky, dau. 
of Col. Walker Baylor, of that state.* They had six children : 
3-8. James Lowes, b. 1S29, res. 1872, San Antonio, Texas; m., no 

children. 
3-9. Eugene Wythe, b. 1833 ; unm. 
3-10. Lucien Le Compte, b. at Natchez, Miss., 1836, res. 1872, U. S. 

Navy yard, Phila., Pa. ; m. 
3-1 1. Sophia iVl., b. 1838, m. Gen. J. G. Walker, formerly of U. S. 

Mounted Rifle Corps ; four daus. living ; two sons d. 
3-12. John Baylor, b. 1840, d. in New Orleans, 1867 ; unm. 
3-13. Fanny C, b. 1844 ; unm. 

2-3. Mary Ann Dawson., m. 1 81 7, William Cox, of 
Washington, D. C. They had four children ; 
3—14. William, now d. 
3-15. George G., res. Washington. 
3-16. J, D., res. Washington. 
3-17. Jane, res. Washington. 

3-1. Eliza Jane Phenix, m. D. Orme, Washington, D. C. 
They had : 
4-1. Thomas. 

» <' Dawson, Jamss L., Maryland, third lieut. Ordnance Department, Aug., 1 8 I 9 ; 
second lieut.^ 7th Inf., May, 18215 ^djt., 1821 ; first lieut. May, 1824- aid de 
camp to Maj. Gen. Brown, 1824; assistant quartermaster, with rank of captain, 

May, 1826, to Oct., 1830; captain, April, 18385 resigned, 31 Dec, 1835. 

Gardner's yirmy Dicticr.ury. 

' Col. Baylor was of Virginia descent, his father having early emigrated from that 
state. He was Capt. of Lady Washington's Life Guards, and was wounded at 
Trenton in 1777. He m. a Miss Bledsoe, of Ky., relative of Hon. Jesse Bledsoe, 
U. S. S. and Justice of the Supreme Court of Ky. 



300 T^he Dawson Fatnily. 

3-10. LuciEN Le Compte Dawson, captain and brevet 
major U. S. Alarine Corps, was born at Natchez, Miss., 1836. 
His naval history is as follows : " Appointed from Texas 5 com- 
missioned as second lieutenant, Jan. 13, 1859; steam sloop 
Hartford, East India Squadron, 1859- 186 1 ' commissioned as 
first lieutenant, 1861 ; San Jacinto, East Gulf Squadron, 1862; 
recruiting rendezvous, Philadelphia, 1863 ; steam frigate Colo- 
rado, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5 ; bombard- 
ment of and land assault on Eort Fisher, brevetted major for 
gallant and meritorious services, Alarine Barracks, Pensacola, 
Fla., 1865-6; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, 1867-8; steam 
frigate Franklin, flag ship European squadron, 1868-9;"^ U. 
S. navy yard, Philadelphia, 1872. He m. in Philadelphia, 
Miss Mary Barnes Tyson. Thev have had three children : 

4-2. Charles Lucien, b. Jan. 8, 1864. 
4-3. Pauline, b. Dec. i3, 1864. 
4-4. George Baylor, b. 1868. 

' Hamersley's Records of Li'vir.g Ojf.ars of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1 870. 



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FAMILY OF ROBERT DAWSON, 

Of Talbot County, Md., i 770-1823. 

From Mr. John TV. Davison^ of Skipton, Talbot Co., Md.,the foUoiving ; 

1. Robert Dawson, who lived "at Deep Neck, near the 
Royal Oak " (now Royal Oak P. O., Talbot county, Md.), 
was b. about 1770, and d. about 1823.' He m. about 1810, 
a widow !ad\' named Collinson, whose maiden name was IValker. 
Their children, all b. at Deep Neck, were : 

2-1. Mary W., m. James Brinsfeld, res. near Royal Oak. 
2-2. Robert S., res. 1873, Trappe, Talbot Co., Md. 

2-3. Rebecca A-, m. Shanahan. See below. 

2-4. John W., b. Jan. 15, 1820, res. 1873, Skipton, Talbot Co., Md. ; 
m. 

2-2. Robert S. Dawson, res. 1873, ^^ Trappe, Md. i has 

two sons : 

3-1. John H. E. 
3-2. Robert J. 

2-3, Rebecca A, Dawson., now d., m. Shanahan. Two 

children : 

3-3. John H. R., res. 1S73, Easton, Md. 
3-4. Susan, m. John J. Jump ; res. Easton. 

2-4. John W. Dawson, merchant, res. 1873, Skipton, Md., ■ 
b. Jan. 15, 1820, m. 1845, ^^'^H E. Newton., dau. of Major 
William Newton, an otficer of the war of 18 12. She d. leaving 
one child : 
3-5. Mary E., d. aged 18 months. 

Mr. Dawson m. 2d, 1852, . Three children: 

3-6. Robert, d. young. 

3-7. Elbert Williams, d. young. 

3-8. Mary E., b. Jan. ii, 1S57. 

• He was doubtless of the timily ot Ralph Dawson, of" Talbot Co. (see p. 215), but 
how rt.-hted to hirn has not been ascertained. The dace of his birth indicates him of 
the generation of Maj. John Dawson (see 5-1, of the Ralph Dawson Family record, 
p. 223), and Mr. J. W. D. states that they were cousins. Maj. John Dawson had an 
uncle Robert who may have had a son of the same name. 



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FAMILY OF NICHOLAS DAWSON, 

Of Talbot County, Md., about 1 754-1 838. 

1. Nicholas Dawson, b. about 1754, lived in Talbot 
county, where he d. about 1838, aged about 84. He had 
children : - 

2-1. Thomas Cook, d. in Dorchester Co., Md., March 12, 1840 ; m. 
2-2. A daughter, only sister of Thomas C, and only surviving child of 
her father, res. 1 871, Cornersville, Dorchester Co., Md. 

2-1. Thomas Cook Dawson m. ist, Miss Linchicum^ of 

Dorchester county, Md. She d. about 1829, leaving one son: 

3-1. James Nicholas, b. in Centreville, Md., Oct., 1828, res. 1873, 
Castle Haven, Md. ; m. 

Mr. Dawson m. 2d, Ann Maria Coursey^ of Caroline Co., 

Md., who d. March, 1867. He d. in Dorchester Co., March 

12, 1840. They had one son : 

3-2. John Francis, b. in Centreville, Oct., 1833, res. 1873, near Greens- 
boro, Md. ; m. 

3-1. James Nicholas Dawson, b. in Centreville, Queen 

Anne Co., Md., Oct., 1828, res. 1873, '" Castle Haven, 

Dorchester Co., Md., on the Great Choptank river, is a farmer, 

and a gentleman of intelligence and fortune. He m. in 1848, 

Catharine S. Muir^ dau. of John Muir, of Dorchester county. 

They have two children : 

4-1. John T., physician, m. and res. in Dorchester Co. 
4—2. Kate Muir, res. Dorchester Co. ; unm. 

3-2. Hon, John Francis Dawson, farmer, b. in Centre- 
ville, Queen Anne Co., Md., Oct., 1833, removed, at an earlv 
age, with his mother, to Caroline county, Md., where he has 
since resided. He was nominated by the Democratic partv of his 
county as candidate for Delegate to the General Assembly of iMary- 
land, in the fall of 1864, and defeated ; and in the fall of 1866 
was again nominated, and was elected to the House of Delegates, 
serving in the session of 1867. In the fall of 1866 he was elected 



T^he Dawson Faf/iily. 303 

a school commissioner for Caroline county, and served in said 
capacity until a short time after his reelection, in November, 
^^73> ^° ^^^ House of Delegates, of which he is now a member 
for the second time. He m. ist, June, 1857, Sarah Josephine 
Delahay^ daughter of William Delahay, of Greensboro, Md. 
She d. July, 1864, leaving one child : 
4-3. WiHiam, d. Nov., 1S67. 

Mr. Dawson m. 2d, March, 1868, Mary Emma Augusta 
Delahay^ sister of his former wife. They res. 1873, ^'^ their 
farm, " Oakland," near Greensboro, and have had one child : 
4-4. A son, d. aged i mo. 



FAMILY OF SOVRAN DAWSON, 

Of Caroline Coumy, Md., about 1773-1838. 

1. Col. Sovran Dawson, b. near Federalsburg, Caroline 

county, Md., about 1773, d. 1838. He was a large land owner. 

He m. a Miss Turpin^ and had sons : 

2-1. M.— .physician, res. Lancaster, O. ; w. 

2-2. Jasper, farmer, res. Ocean View, Del. ; m. 

2-1. Dr. M. Dawson, res. 1873, Lancaster, Ohio, has 
son : 
3-1. F. J., dentist, res. 1S73, Somerset, Ohio. 

2-2. Jasper Dawson, farmer, res. 1873, Ocean View, 
Sussex Co., Del., has son : 
3-2. Jasper Turpin, b. April 24, 1873. 



FAxMILY OF JOHN DAWSON, 

Of Charles County, Md., 1796-18 — . 

1, John Dawson, is understood, by his grand-sons now re- 
siding in Washington, D. C, to have been b. in Virginia, and 



304 T^he Dawson Family, 

to have removed into Charles Co., after his marriage. He m. 
Miss Garroiu. Both d. in Charles county some years before 
1829. Their children all b. in Charles county, were : 

2-1. William, b. March 6, 1796, d. in Washington, D. C, June 16, 

1862 ; m. 
2-2 Thomas, d. in Belleville, 111., about 1838 ; m. 
2-3. Robert, lived in Springfield, 111. ; m. 
2-4. John, d, in Charles Co., Md. ; ut:;n. 

2-5. Sarah, m. Muruock. 

2-6. Ann, m Posey. 

2—7. Mary, d. unm. 

2-1. William Dawson, b. in Charles county, Aid., March 
6, 1796, d. in Washington, D. C, June 16, 1862, m. f^eb. 26, 
1829, Susanna Ridgewa)\ who was b. April 6, 1 809, and res. a 
wid. 1873, in Washington. They had eight children: 

3-1. Thomas Henson, b. Jan. 24, 1830, res. 1873, Washington, painter. 

3-2. Frances Anna, b. May 8, 1832, d. April 9, 1834. 

3-3. Jane Roberta, b. April 11, 1834, d. Sept. 10, 1836. 

3-4. John William, b. Feb. 18, 1836, d in Memphis, Tenn., April 29, 
1872. 1 

3-5. James Francis, b. Oct. 6, 1838, res. Washington ; druggist. 

3-6. Robert Joseph, b. July 17, 1840, res. 1873, East Washington ; car- 
penter. 

3-7. Mary Susanna, b. Oct. 5, 1842, res. Washington, unm. 

3-8. William Garrow, b. Jan. 30, 184S, res, Washington ; druggist. 

2-2. Thomas Dawson, d. in Belleville, 111., about 1838, 
several of his children also dying at that time, all from cholera, 
then epidemic. One son : 
3-9. William Edward, lives in 111. 

2-3. Robert Dawson, blacksmith, m, in Georgetown, D. 

C, JV^allace^ and was living about 1865, in Springfield, 

111. Several children, one of whom was : 
3-10. John, saddler, res. 111. 

» Col. John W. Dawson was of the 46th Tenn. Confederate Regiment, and a prom- 
inent citizen and merclunt of Memphis, where he d. He was several times severely 
wounded while in the army, and his health had been in consequence much impaired 
for some years before his death. He was m. but d. without issue. 



FAMILY OF FRANCES DAWSON, 

Of Talbot Counti-, Md., 1688. 

The following are extracts from the records of the Third 
Haven Monthly Meeting of Friends, of Talbot county, Md., 
for which the compiler is indebted to Mr. Wm. F. Corbit, of 
Philadelphia. From this family of Friends may have sprung 
one or more of the families of Eastern Maryland mentioned in 
the foregoing pages, but the compiler is unable to state what 
connection, if any such, existed. The Third Haven Monthly 
Meeting was composed of a number of English emigrants and 
their families, and is said to have been the first Monthly Meet- 
ing of Friends established in America. 

"Frances Willis' children by her first husband:' 

1. Obadyar Dswson, b. 13th of 4th mo., 1672. 

2. Richard Dawson, b. 13th of gth mo., 1674. 

3. Elizabeth Dawson, b. 19th of nth mo., 1677. 

4. Sarah Dawson, b. 15th of 9th mo., 1678. 

5. John Dawson, b. 7th of 6th mo., 1681. * 

6. Anthony Dawson, b. 13th of 4th mo., 1683." 

— £ I 

» The name of the/--;/ husband is not given. Her children by her scccr.J husband, 
Richard Willis, were Richard, 1684, John, 1686, Francis, 1688. She was probably 
a widow, a/icr tie death, of her secorj huiband, when the above record of births was 
made. She married, 3d, Edward Fisher, 1699. Her former husbands may not have 
been Fnends. Was she from Berkshire, in Old England ? Frances Duzvizn, with 
other Quakers, was committed Td prison in Berkshire, July 27, 1662. — Be^se's 
Sujfenr.gs of the Pecple called ^^luk-rs. Other victims of the spirit of persecution which 
prevailed in those days may be noted here for want of a better opportunity. The 
accounts are taken from Besie. 

"July 31,160. Charles Dawson, of Lancashire, was, with other Quakers, arrested, 
and ne.<t day sent to House of Correction. 

" Feb. 10, 1 660. Edward Dawson, of Lancashire, taken out of 3 religious meeting, 
and for refusing to swear, sent to Lancaster jail. 

"June 16, 1 66 1. Edward Dawson, arrested on coming out of meeting, and re- 
fusing an oath, was sent to Lancaster jail. 

"Jan. 20, 1660. Robert Dawson, of Hartfordshire, taken out of a meeting at 
Ware, and committed to prison for r&fusing an oath. 
^ " 16S3. William Dawson, glover, of Bristol, was fined £60 for absence from the 
National Worship. 

" i66o. William Daw:,on, of Monmouth, haberdasher, for refusal to swear 
committed to prison at Usk (Wales) and put into the dungeon. 

"1668. William Dawson, of Monmouth, for contempt of magistrates, again 
committed to prison. 

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^o6 ' The Dawson Family. 

1. "Obadyar Dawson died 21st of loth mo., 1694." 

2. " Richard Dawson, planter, and Susannah Foster, spinster, 
both of Dorchester county, in y' province of Maryland, were 
married 23d 8 mo., 169S, in y^ meeting house near the head of 
Transquaking river, in y= county of Dorchester." See p. 182. 

Richard Dawson was a subscribing witness to the marriage 
of Joseph Adkinson and Naomi Wright, 1699, to the marriage 
of Neheniiah Beckwith and Frances Taylor, 1712; and to the 

" 1675. Matthew Dawson, of Hilton, Westmoreland, distreised for absence from 
National Worshic. 

" I 660. Elizabeth Dawson, of Yorkshire, sent to Beverly jail for attending religious 
meeting at house of Thomas Hutchinson. 

'• 1663. Elizabeth Dawson committed to prison, by the mayor of York, for at- 
tending religious meeting. 

" 1660. foha Dawson, of the West Riding of Yo'kshire, sent to prison for re- 
fusing an oath. 

'• 1 67 1. John Dawson, of Sedbridge meeting, Yorkshire, distressed. 
" 1690. Jon.^.than Dawson, of Yeadon, Yorkshire, distressed. 
" 1683. Joshua Dawson committed to York jail for attending religious meeting. 
"1660. William Dawson, of Key, Yorkshire, taken to prison for attending 
meeting." • 

Memorand.^. For an important family of Maryland, the descendants of Euas 
Dawson an early emigrant to Philadelphia, but now mostly found in Talbot and 
Baltimore counties, Md., See Pfnr.iyli'ar.'.j Records. " Family of Elias Dawson." 

Frederick Dawson, a merchant of great respectability in Baltimore, 1854, was the 
son of William Dawson, an Englishman, who established himself as a merchant in 
that city about 1S20 or 1825, perhaps earlier, using the business name of William 
Dawson & Sons. The father d. several years prior to 1854, probably as early as 
1838 or before. 

In 1838, Frederick Dawson, of Baltimore, contracted to furnish the Texan Govern- 
ment, then an independent power, with several armed vessels. — Yoakum's History of 
Texas. 

W. Dawson was British Consul at Baltimore about the time of the Revolution. — 
See General Index of Dodsley's Annual English Rtgister, vol. 58. p. 207. 

Joseph Dawson, probably of Md. or Va., was a comptroller at Washington, 1791. 
See copy of a letter from him, dated "Register's Office, Nov. 16, 1 79 1." — SafFel's 
Rccordi of the Re-v. ffar, p. 138. 

William Dawson, an Englishman, came to America about the time of the Rev. 
War, and m. in Delaware; had two children, a son and dau. The son, also named 
William, had two sons, one of whom is James B. Dawson, b. 1S19, now, 1873, of 
Si? Orange St., Wilmington, a machinist, whose only child, Washington H. Daw- 
son baker, also res. in Wilmington. Mr. J. B. D.'s brother res. in Linwood, 
Delaware Co., Pa. ; has a family. 

Asa Dawson, farmer, lived in southern part of Kent county, Delaware. He had 
brothers, Thomas and Zebulon or Zebdiel, who lived near him. He m. Sarah Mere- 
dith, who survived him, and now lives, at quite-an advanced age, in Kent county. 
(1873). They had, besides a dau. who d. young: I. Rhoda Ann, m. Henry M- 
Hill res. Wyoming, children : Anna, Elma, Cooper. II. Asa, wheelwright, m. 
Miriam ff-'j!rcn Sha'rp, widow of Eccleson Sharp. They lived at Bridgeville, Su.sex 
Co. Del., where she still res. He was accidentally killed in the summer of 1873, 
being thr>jwn from a wagon. Two children: I. William, un/n. 2. Anna, m. 
Richard W. Cannon, druggist, nephew of the late Gov. Wm. Cannon, of Delaware, 
res. Bridgeville, children : Elizabeth, Estella, Walton. 



The Dawson Family. 307 

marriage of his half brother, John Willis, and Margaret Cox, 
1 71 2. His wife, Susannah Dawson, was a subscribing witness 
to the marriage of William Foulks, of Accomac and Mary 
Foster (probably her sister) of Dorchester, 1704. 

5. John Dawson was a subscribing witness to the marriage 
of W^illiam Parratt and Susannah Silvester, 1704 ; of Nehemiah 
Beckwith and Frances Taylor, 1712 ; of his half brother, John 
Willis, and Margaret Cox, 1712 ; and of Peter Harwood and 
Susannah Stewart, both of Talbot county, 1744. 



FAMILY OF GEORGE FRANCIS DAWSON, 

Of Washington, D.C, 1873. 

1. Francis Dawson, Esq., grandfather of the above named, 
was b. in Yorkshire, England, about 1760, where he inherited 
a large estate, and had a famous racing stable. His devotion to 
the turf induced him to reside principally at Fordham Abbey, a 
newlv purchased estate near New Market, where he d. in middle 
life. He m. a sister of Col. Thomas Thoroton, of " The 
Guards," and of Sir John Thoroton, a chaplain to the Duke of 
Rutland.' They had nine chn., of whom the sons were: 
2-1. Francis, chaplain to the House of Commons, and subsequently 

canon and sub-dean of Canterbury. 
2-2. William Francis, captain R. E., and military secretary to the late 

Sir Edward Barnes, governor of Ceylon. - 
2-3. John Francis, commander R. N., killed in command of the heavy 
division of the British flotilla during the Burmese war, Dec. 2, 
1825.-^ 
2-4. Thomas Francis, d. on board the San Josef. 

2-5. George Francis, d. Oct. 11, 1850, yicar of Orpington, and in- 
cumbent of St. Mary's Cray, Kent. ^ 
2-6. Gilbert Francis, commander R. N., retired 1832; lieutenants' re- 
served list, 1864 ; res. 1873, England. See forward. 

* Another sister m. Rev. Dr. Manners Sutton, afterwards Archbishop of Cantsr- 
bury, a younger son of the Duke of Rutland, who acquired large estates on the demise 
of the Earl of Le.xington, by adding " Sutton " to his family name. The issue of this 
union was the Rt. Hon. Manners Sutton, who for seventeen years was speaker of the 
House of Commons, and who was afterwards elected to the peerage, with the titles of 
Viscount Canterbury and Baron Bokkesford. 

* Capt. Dawson became a distinguished officer of engineers, and is still remembered 
in Ceylon as having planned the public roads which have done so much for the pros- 
perity of the island. He d. in his prime, from excessive mental exertion, after con- 
structing the remarkable road from Candy to Columbo, where a monument to his 
memory has been erected by a grateful people. 

3 Described by Sir James Brisbane, in his dispatches, as an officer who owed his 
promotion "to high professional character," "whose gallantry was conspicuous on all 
occasions," and " who fell at the moment when success had crowned his efforts." 

* Rev. Geo. Francis Dawson entered the army in his youth, under the patronage 
of the Duke of York. He was employed in Canada towards the close of the war 
of 1 8 11-14, and served in the army of occupation in France after the battle of Water- 
loo. His next servit:e was in Ireland, whence his company was dispatched to .Malta, 
where occurred events which entirely changed his course of life. He had become, 
within a comparatively recent period, a religious man — not in name, merely, but in 



The 'Dawson Family. 309 

2-G. Gilbert Francis Dawson, ninth child and young- 
est son of Francis Dawson, Esq., is, in 1873, '^^^ °"b' surviving 
child of this family. He was b. April 14, 1800, and entered 
the R. N. iMarch 18, 18 13, as first class volunteer on board the 
74 gun ship IFasplte. He distinguished himself by gallant 
service in several enwao-ements, and received hi2:h encomiums for 
qualities of personal courage, enterprise and endurance displayed 
in difficult and perilous undertakings. ^ He was promoted to 
the rank of lieutenant in June, 1824, and after service on several 
vessels, the last of which was the Hyacinth^ of 18 guns, he was 
invalided in 1832, since which time he has not been officially 

that earnest and devout sense which was unfortunately not then common in the army, 
and which exposed him, with others similarly conscientious and guarded in conduct, to 
ridicule as infected with what was sneeringly nicknamed M!th:dism. At Malta it 
had been the custom of the army (by firing salutes, etc.), to take part in the religious 
ceremonies of the people, held in honor of their tutelar saints, etc., but Lt. Dawson, 
regarding such an act as idolatrous, refused the customary homage, and was with a 
brother officer, similarly conscientious, placed under arrest by Sir Thomas Maitland, 
tried by court martial, and dismissed the service. His influential relatives and his 
patrons at home joined for the tim.e with his military superiors in condemning him ; 
and finding him.-elf shut out from his intended career, he accepted the aid of friends, 
through whose liberality he was enabled to go to Trinity College, Dublin, where he 
to.jk his degree in due time. In 1828 he was ordained deacon, and shortly after 
admitted to priest's orders and licensed as incumbent of a chapel at Guernsey, where 
he served five years. After several transfers, he, in 1848, accepted at the hands of his 
brother, as canon of Canterbury, the living of Orpington, and the curacy of St. Mary's 
Cray. Here he labored with great zeal, ability, and fidelity until his death, which 
occurred suddenly, from disease of the heart, Oct. 11, 1S50. " He was a man of 
clear and penetrating intellect, marked originality and humor, indomitable persever- 
ance, unflinching courage, and unbending integrity. Nothing revolted him more 
than any approach to cant or insincerity." A biography of this remarkable man was 
published shortly after his death in the Church Reczrd, and has since had a wide cir- 
culation in Great Britain, India, etc., having passed through several editions in book 
or pamphlet form. 

' As a passed midshipman, "On 31 March. 1823," says O'Byrne's Na-val Bi:g- 
riZj&iy, " he commanded one of the boats of the Thracian, iS guns, when, in conjunc-. 
tion with th jse of the Tv:.', 26 guns, — the whole carrying 4? men, under command 
of the present Ad.miral Walcott — they boarded and captured, after an engagement 
of 45 minutes, the Zarugozjr.a, a notorious piratical schooner or I 3 guns, and up- 
wards of 70 men. On this occasion. Mr. Dawson with his own hands took prisoner 
the pirate-chief, the celebrated .Marquis Cayotano Arogonez, as the latter, having with 
others jumped overboard, was wading through the water to the shore. For his con- 
duct he received the thanks of the commander-in-chief." Subsequently, in command 
of Vice-Admiral Halstead's own barge, he joined an expedition, headed by Lieutenant 
Commander Cawley, to hunt out and destroy the pirates in the Isle of Pines and 
other places. " In the execution of this service, Mr. Dawson, who piloted, and who 
sketched and drew plans of the enemy's lurking places, displayed zeal which was 
gratefully acknowledged" by the commander of the expedition and by the admiral. 
" As an instance of the hard service Mr. Dawson went through," says 0'B\rr:r," we 
mav mention that on one occasion he was for a fortnight absent in a rive oared gig in 
pursuit of pirates, on short allowance, and exposed to a scorching sun in the dav, and 
to heavy dews at ni^^ht. At another time he nearly lost his life from yellow fever." 



31 o The Dawson Fa?nily. 

afloat. He was placed on the retired list of lieutenants in 1 851, 
and was promoted to the rank of commander July, i, 1864. 
After he left the Hyacinth Capt. Dawson commanded various 
merchant ships and steamships. He was for over three years 
chief police magistrate at iManganui, New Zealand ; has been 
superintending civil engineer of an important railway in England ; 
and has also had charge of the new coal docks at Llanelly, in 
South Wales. He m. ist, Marguerite Jane Paddock^ dau. of 
John Paddock, Esq., staff surgeon in the royal army. They 
had two sons : 

3-1. William, b. abt. July, 1832, d. in command of an East India 
vessel, in the Arabian gulf, abt. 1869; no issue. 

3-2. George Francis, b. at Sc. Helicrs, Island of Jersey, Oct. 27, 1834, 
res. 1873, Washington, D. C ; m. 

Capt. Dawson m. 2d, Harriet Heywood Styles^ dau. of 
William Hancock Styles, Esq., of New House Farm, North- 
fleet, county Kent. Their sons are : 

3-3. Augustine Rawlins, educated at Cambridge, now govt. agt. at Kajalla, 

Ceylon. 
3-4. Llewellyn Styles, b. at Llanelly, South Wales, April, 1847, 

lieutenant R. N., now at new Guinea. ^ 
3—5. Harry Percv, sub-lieutenant R. N., now at Bermuda, W. Indies. 
3-6. Edward Harrison, clerk in the London and County Bank, Croydon, 

England. 
3—7. Sidney Pace, tzuin bro. of Edward //., clerk in the Oriental Bank 

Corporation, Haldumulla, Ceylon. 

3-2. George Francis Dawson, b. at St. Heliers, Island 
of Jersey, Oct. 27, 1834, passed several years of his childhood 
in New Zealand, but returned to England as soon as old enough 
to enter the Roval Naval School at Greenwich, where he spent 
three years, completing the course of study, but choosing not to 
remain the regulation term of four years, without which a cer- 
tificate of graduation is not granted. After leaving the Naval 

» Lt. Llewellyn Styles Dawson entered the royal navy, i85i, and has since be- 
come distin^'uished as a scientific otficer, conducting scientific surveys in China, South 
America, etc. For explorations on the Upper Yangtze river in 1870 he received the 
thanks of the Chamber of" Commerce of Shanghai and of Admiral Keppel, and was 
promoted to his present rank of lieutenant. In 1872 he was selected by the Royal 
Geographical Society, out of one hundred competitors, to command the expedition 
equipped by the societv for the search for and relief of Dr. Livingstone, and in Feb- 
ruary of that year sailed on the yi^'sJos from London for Zanzibar. The circum- 
stances which partially defeated the objects of this expedition are well known. Lt. 
Dawson is now engaged in a survey of the Island of New Guinea. 





^ ^f^^APo.M'^-^^-A^. 



^he Dawson Fcimily. ' 3^ 

School, Mr. Dawson spent a few years at sea in the merchant 
service, and has been, in the course of his life, three times around 
the world. He came to the United States from China in 
March, 1852, landing at San Francisco, California, a youth of 
17, eager for adventure, whereof he had a large experience in 
the few years following, during which he engaged in a great 
variety of occupations, including mining. In 1856, while in 
Nevada City, California, he entered the office of Hon. A. A. 
Sargent, now United States Senator from California, as a student 
of law, and in the following year became connected with the press 
of San Francisco, first as law reporter tor the Evening yfrgus^ and 
afterwards, editorially and otherwise, with the Bulletin^ Call and 
Jlta Californian. He has also been connected with the Sacra- 
mento Union and Record^ of which latter he is now the regular 
Washington correspondent.' About 1864, Mr. Dawson was 
engaged as superintendent of some American mining operations 
in Smaloa, Mexico, in which he was employed about eighteen 
months, suft'ering finally the loss of his property there through 
the spoilations of the French army_. Shortly after returning 
from Mexico he went to the state of Nevada, where, as con- 
ductor of the Virginia City Enterprise^ then and now its 
leading paper, he was successfully engaged in the great struggle 
for the admission, under the enabling act, of that state into the 
Union. He went to New York city in January, 1865, and 
March 3, 1866, established there the 'Journal of l\'Iuiing^ and 
while editor of that paper was, in 1869, elected a member and 
manager of the American Institute. The unprecedented finan- 
cial success of the Industrial Exhibition of 1867, was largely due 
to Mr. Dawson's management. After this, beginning with the 
first inauguration of President Grant, xMr. D. held a clerkship in 
the House of Representatives at Washington, until Nov. 1870, 
when he resigned the position to accept an appointment as su- 
perintendent of the American Institute National Industrial Ex- 

' Mr. Dawson possesses a remarkably fertile pen and retentive memory, gifts 
which have enabled him to perform, as a newspaper man. tasics which are rarely 
equalled : as, in the conduct of one of the San Francisco daily papers for some weeks 
at one time iuith:ut asmtar.;: fr:m ar.\i other per.^ yet producing the usual variety and 
amount of literary work in each issue, and in the reporting, cr.tird'i from rmm^rs, 
at the leng'h of twi columns ofsolii minion, of a lecture to which he had listened, 
the report being afterwards complimented by the lecturer as one of singular lidelity. 



312 The Dawson Fa??iily. 

hibition of 1871.' He has since devoted much time in efforts 
to secure the establishment of a permanent Free Exhibition of the 
Industries of the Nation, on an immense scale, at New York, 
advocating the project with -rare eloquence and ability, by means 
of pamphlets and otherwise. He res. 1873, in Washington, 
having in 1872, been reappointed assistant clerk of the House 
of Representatives. Mr, Dawson m. in New York city, Dec. 
28, 1870, Rosalie Anne Richardson^ Azxx. of Thomas Richard- 
son, Esq., of New York. They have one ch : 
4-1. Gilbert Francis, b. in Washington, Nov. 11, 1872. 

' "The American Insritute Industrial Exhibition ot'1871, was considered the best 
that had ever been held in tjie United States, and fiancially, the results during the 
forty days of its existence have never yet been equalled, although previous and sub- 
sequent exhibitions have had the benefit of from ten to over one hundred per cent., 
more days of exhibition." Mr. Dawson's scheme, projected by him, but fully en- 
dorsed by the managers of the institute, of a vast permanent exhibition of the world's 
industries and industrial processes in New York, formed, as Mr. Walt Whitm.^n 
stated, " the spinal part" of the poem. After All r.-A to Create Or.ly^ read by him at the 
opening of the exhibition of 187 1. 



VIRGINIA. 

Besides tlie Davvsons emigrating into Virginia from Maryland, 
of whom some account has been given in the foregoing records, 
other families of the name were very early planted in that state. 
Bishop Meade mentions the name among those prominent in 
the records of some of the oldest districts in the state in " the 
times long since 2;one by." ' 

Three clergymen of the name — all of the church of England, 
are known to have been in the colony more than one hundred 
years ago. Two of these, the Reverends William and 
Thomas Dawson, were brothers; the third, the Rev. Mus- 
GRAVE Dawson, was cotemporary with them, and may have 
been of the same family. 

The Rev. William Dawson, one of the brothers above 
named, was the second president of William and Mary College,^ 
succeeding the Rev. William Blair, who had held the office from 
the foundation of the institution until his death, April i8, 1743, 
a period of fifty years. The second president was sent over 
from England. He was graduated at Oxford, and was accounted 
an able scholar. 3 His predecessor in the presidency had also 
held, by appointment from the bishop of London, the office of 
commissary in the colonies of Virginia and Maryland, by virtue 
of which he had a seat in the Council of State, and received 
Xioo per annum as councillor. To this office President 
Dawson also succeeded. His brother Thomas, who had been 
chiefly educated at Williamsburg, under his direction, and had 
been master of the Indian school, was called to the rectorship 
of the church of Breeton parish, in 1750.^* The latter succeeded 

' Especially of Warwick county and parish, which composed one of the eight 
original shires of Va. — Old Churcha and FamUiei of Virginta, vol. I, p. 240. 

= At WiUiamiburg. The college was chartered in 1692, and named after the 
Royal Grantors. 

3 '' Mr. William Dawson, M. A., brought up at Queen's, where he lived nine 

years by the unanimous consent of the Visitors elected President." — Perry's 

Papfrs T{Ij:i-.^ r, tht UlAjrs -.J the Church in Virginia. 

■• Duyckinc.k's Cyclopedia f American Literature; Meade's Old Churches and Fami- 
lies of Va., vol. I, p. 167. Breeton parish was in Williamsburg, the college town. 
See also, Perry's Papers. 

40 



3^4 '^he Dawsofi Family. 






the Rev. William Dawson as commissary, in 1752, while the 
presidency passed at the same time to William Stith, the his- 
torian of Virginia, who held the office until 1755, when the 
Rev. Thomas Dawson became president, being thus the fourth 
incumbent of the office, which, with the commissaryship, he 
retained until his death in 1761. Commissary Dawson married 
a sister of Stith, the historian and president.' Bishop Meade 
intimates that the usefulness of the second Dawson was some- 
what impaired by indulgence in drink, a fault at that time not 
uncommon with the clergy who came over from England, and 
that his unfortunate habit led at one time to his arraignment by 
the visitors of the College. The offence was, however, passed 
over, on the plea that the excesses complained of had been oc- 
casioned by his poor health, and the burdens and vexations of 
his official duties.^ The third clergyman of this name was the 
Rev. Alusgrave Dawson, who was minister of Raleigh parish, 
Amelia county, Va., in 1754,-' and of the parish of St. Mary's, 
in Essex county, in 1758.^ Whether either of these left issue 
is not known, though Bishop Meade mentions " the Dawsons " 
in a list of the early clergy of Virginia, ancestors, as he thinks, 
of large bodies of Virginians. ^ The widow of one of the presi- 
dents was probably living in Williamsburg, in 1777,^ and it is 
surmised that John Dawson, who was a Representative in 
Congress from Virginia, 1797, was a descendant of one of the 
clergymen above named. He graduated at Harvard University 
in 1782 ; was chosen presidential elector from the seventh dis- 
trict of Virginia, 1793, Washington's second term; was a 
member of Congress, 1797 to 18 14; served in one of the State 
Conventions of Virginia, and in the General Assembly ; was a 
member cf the Executive Council of Virginia ; rendered service 
in the war with Great Britain, in 181 3, as aid to the com?iianding 

■ a 

' Duyckinck's Cyclcpedid, vol. l. p. 13S. 

» AliaJt, vol. I, p. 168. He was badly treated by the professors of the college, 
and shamefully maligned by Rev. William Robinson, who was appointed his suc- 
cessor. — Perry '3 Papers. 

3 loiJ, vol. 2, p. 20. 

■♦ Hi J, vol. I, p. 409. 

5 Jbtd, p. 192. 

* In August, 1777, " Lady WashinLjton, the amiable consort of his Excellency 
General Washington," arrived at Williamsburg. She was "saluted with the fire 
of cannon and small arms," and was entertained at the houie of Mrs. Dawson. 
— Frank Aloore's Diary oj the Revolution, vol. I, p. 477. 



^he Dawson Family. 315 

general on the lakes ; and was appointed bearer of dispatches 
to France, in 1801, by President Adams. He died in Wash- 
ington city, March 30, 18 14, aged 52 years.' The frequent 
notices of his speeches and other acts in Congress contained in 
Benton's Abridgement of Debates of Congress, prove that he was 
an active and influential member and a successful legislator. 

Other early representatives of the name, supposed to be 
Virginians, were as follows : 

James Dawson, a private in Co. No. 4 (Captain Thomas 
Tibbs), in Col. Morgan's Riflemen, as they stood April 30, 
1777 ; RoRERT Dawson, a sergeant, and Benjamin Dawson, 
a private, in Co. No. 8 (Captain Francis Taylor), in Col. 
Morgan's Riflemen, as they stood April i, 1777; Benjamin 
Dawson, a private in Co. No, 6 (Captain Alexander Brecken- 
ridge). Col. Nathan Gibbs' Virginia regiment, 1777, and an- 
other Benjamin Dawson, a private in the 8th or major's com- 
pany of same regiment, 1777; William DAWsoN^an ensign, 
commissioned Feb. 26, 1776.^ XfeO # JLtjl 

The Rev. Martin Dawson was extensively known towards 
the close of the last century as a Baptist minister in the Albe- 
marle District, Virginia, where he commenced preaching about 
the year 1774, being then in his thirtieth year. He was not 
ordained in the ministry until some years later, his first pastoral 
charge being the church at Ballinger's Creek. It is said of him 
that for many years he presided over the Albemarle Association 
with much dignity. " Besides the church called Ballenger's 
Creek, he served at different times several other churches. His 
talents, though not showy, were of the useful kind. He did 

much good He married early in life, and was the 

father of a numerous offspring, for whose support, by his in- 
dustry, he made ample provision. "^ The date and place of his 
death, and the names of his children, are not known. The 

' Lanman's Dictionary of Cjr.s^ress. There have been five of' the name in the 
U. S. Congress, viz.: John Dawion, of Va. ; John B. Dawson, of La. j John L. 
Dawson of Pa. 5 William C. Dawson, of Geo. ; William J. Dawson, of N. C. 

» Saffel's RtccrJs of ibt Rc-volutimary War, pp. 272, 273, 287, 288, 289. The 
three first named may have been Pennsylvania or Maryland men. " Ensign Dawson " 
is frequently mentioned in the "Orderly Book of that portion of the Am. Army 
stationed at Williamsburg, Va., March to August, 1776, under command of Gen. 
Andrew Lewis." 

3 Taylor's Virginia Baptiit Ulinimrs, vol. I, p. 261. 



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316 T^he Dawson Family. 

work from which the above account is extracted is provokingly 
deficient in the facts which would especially interest the gene- 
alogist, and they have not been learned elsewhere; but from 
coincidences of names, locality (central Virginia) and religious 
profession, it is supposed that he was of, or nearly related to, 
the family whose records herewith follow : 

From Rc-v. John Dahncy Dawson, Superintendent of the Kentucky Female Orfhan 
School, Mid-zvay, fFccdforJ Co., Ky. [quoting letters of his uncle Eltska Daivson, of 
Linioln Co., Ky.), 1 8 55, and from Rei>. fFm. C. DazLson, Neiv York City, 1 87 3, 
the foUoiuing : 

1. Rev. J. D. Dawson states that the parents of his grand- 
father Dawson emigrated to Virginia, the father from England, 
the mother from Wales. Their names are not known. Their 
sons were : 

2-1. Martin, of whom presently. 

2-2. Robert, perhaps the sergeant above mentioned ; no information 

concerning his family, it any. 
2-3. Joseph, of whom presently. 
2-4. John, of whom presently. 

And perhaps others. These are named in the order given by 
Mr. Elijah Dawson, son of the last named, on whose authority 
it is also stated that Martin and Joseph, who lived and died, as 
he states, in Amherst county, Virginia, within a mile of each 
other, each lived to the extraordinary age of 115 years.' 

2-1. Martin Dawson was described by Mr. Elijah Daw- 
son, as follows : " He was a spare, thin visaged man, and had 
black hair and eyes. It was said of him that he had been a 
great hunter, but he was a farmer when I knew him. He had 
married the second time. The name of his last wife was Carter. 
He had a good many children by each wife. The names of 
some of his children were " as follows : 
3-1. Martin, a Baptist preacher. 
5-2. William, a Methodist preacher. 
3-3 Nelson, a farmer. 
3-4.. Jesse, a farmer. 
3-5. Zechariah, a farmer. 

' The longevity of an Enuliih namesake appcirs Co have far exceeded anything 
mentioned in these records : "Nov. 18, 1818. Ann Dawson d. at Harrowgate, 
Ea^'iand, a^ed 161." — iMunsell's E-very Day Book of History and Chronology, p. 452. 



l^he Daw 5071 Family. 317 

Of these Mr. E. D. says : " I knew all but William and 
Martin, They were preachers, and had left the neighborhood 
before my recollection. One was a Baptist, the other a Metho- 
dist preacher. Martin was a Baptist preacher, if I recollect 
aright. Zechariah was high sheriiF, and at an early day emigrated 
to North Carolina. 

2-3. Joseph Dawson, a "large and fleshy man," was a 

farmer. He had two sons : 

3-6. Lewis, a Methodist preacher, said to be very able. 
3-7. Pleasant. 

2-4. John' Dawson died in Virginia before 1796, when his 
widow emigrated with her sons John and Elijah — the latter then 
only twelve years old — to Lincoln county, Kentucky, whither 
her daughter Mary had preceded her in 1795. He was " a 
large man, with blue eyes and fair complexion." His wife's 
family, resided in Prince Edward county, V^irginia. Her maiden 
name was Watkins. Their children were : 

3-8. Mary, b. Feb. 27, 1774, d. before 1855. Steele. 

3-9. Susan, d. before 1855. Callison. 

3-10. John, b. 1779, went to Ky. 1796, returned to Va. 1797, and 

was drowned the same year in James river. 
3-11. James, b. Oct. 11, 1781, d. Oct, 25, 1836 ; m. 
3-12. Elijah, b. April 12, 1784, d. in Lincoln Co., Kv., abt. 1857 ; m. 

3-8. Alary Dawson^ b. in Va., Feb. 2", 1774 (d. before 

1855), m. William Steele, and emigrated to Lincoln Co., 

Ky., 1795. Their children were: 

4—1. John D., " a man extensively known as a preacher of the gospel, 

and as extensively loved and admired." 
4-2. Bei'sey. 
4-3. Susan. 

3-9. Susan Daivson, sister of Mary, above named, b. in Va., 
about 1777, d. in Ky., before 1855.' She m. Joseph Callison. 
Their children were : 
4-4- William. 
4—5. Charity. 
4—6. Dawson. 
4—7. Gilmore. 

■ Concerning this h.iy and her sister, Rev. John D. Dawson, their nephew, writes : 
" They were the meekest of women ; they possessed in an eminent degree ' the 
ornament of a meek and quiet spirit,' which in the sight of God is of great price." 



31 8 T'he Dawson Fainily, 

4-8. [Callison.] Josiah. 

4-9. Susan. 

4-10. Polly. 

4-11. Nancy. ' 

4-12. Roberr. 

" Several of the sons are useful members of the church as 
local preachers." (J. D. D., 1855). 

3-11. James Dawson, b. in Va., Oct. 11, 1781, learned 
the saddlery business in Lynchburg, Va., and removed to Ky. 
about 1797. He resided at Danville, in that state, vv'here he d. 
Oct. 25, 1S36. Fie was one of seven members of the Baptist 
church at that place who were tried for alleged heresy and ex- 
communicated, they having embraced the doctrines of the church 
of the Disciples or Christian church, of which church, when or- 
ganized at Danville, they became the original members. As to 
stature, etc., the same description applies to Mr. Dawson as to 
his father (2-4). He m. Phebe IValker^ dau. of David Walker, 
a native of Buckingham county, Va., and an early emigrant to 
Ky. Their children were : 

4—13. Walker Murrell, d. voung. 

4—14. Lucretia, m. Webb, and res. in Ky. 

4-15. John Dabney, res. 1855, Medvvay, Ky. ; l 873, Louisiana, Mo. ; m. 

4-16. Josephine, m Strong, res. 1872, in 111. 

4-17. Joel Watkins. 

4—18. James Wade, d. in Lexington, Kv. ; m. 

4—19. Susan, m. Roy Stewart, Stanford, Liiicoln Co., Ky. ; no chn. 

4-20. Phosbe. 

4-21. Rhoda, m. Rhodes, res. 1873, St. Joseph, iVIo. 

4-22. Mary Eliza, m. Carnes, Jacksonville, 111., d. about 1855, 

leaving one child. 

3-12. Elijah Dawson, b. in Va., April 12, 1784, removed 

with his mother to Lincoln Co., Ky,, when in his twelfth year, 

where he d. about 1856. He m. 1805, Sarah Logan^ and was 

thus connected with one of the old and noted families of Ken- 

tucky. He served in the war of 181 2, under General Harrison ; 

was an elder in the church for many years, and was greatly 

beloved by his neighbors and fellow citizens. His children, 

** scattered through Ky. and Mo.," were as follows : 

4-23. John Logan, farmer, res. 1 873, on his father's estate in Lincoln 

Co., Ky. 
4-24. Sarah. 



The 'Dawson Fa?nily. 319 

4-25. Pat;y. 

4-26. Susan. 

4-27, James Franklin. 

4-28. Robert Beany. 

4-29, Elijah Wads. 

4-30. Mat:he\v Evermont. 

4-15. Rev. John Dabney Dawson, b. at Danville, 
Ky., about 181 3, a contributor to these records, was educated 
at Center College, in Danville, and at Transylvania Uni- 
versity, Lexington, Kv. At the latter institution, where he 
graduated, he was a room mate of the Hon. Montgomery Blair. 
At about the time of his graduation he was ordained to the 
ministry in the church of the Disciples, and he has been a teacher 
and local preacher all his life. He was the first superintendent 
of the Kentucky Female Orphan School, at Midway, filling that 
office from 1849 '^'^^'^ i857i ^ period of eight years. In 1858 
he became a professor in the Christian College, at Columbia, 
Mo. (a denominational school of a high order, for young ladies), 
but resigned the position in 1861. He now (1873) "resides on 
his farm near Louisiana, Mo. He m. in Ky., Mrs. Mary Jane 
Bell. Their children, besides some who d. young, were : 
5-1, Theodore Bell, b. at Lexington, Ky., 1838, res. 1873, Warsaw, 

111. ; unm. 
5-2. William Chipley, b. in Scott Co., Ky., 1841, res. iS73,New York 

city ; m. 
5-3. Mary Eloise, b. in Hannibal, Mo., 1846, res. 1873, Louisiana, 

Mo. ; unm. 
5-4. James Parrish, b. in Midway, Ky., 1851, res. 1873, Louisiana, 

Mo. ; unm. 

4-18. James Wade Dawson, m. Miss Van Pelt., and resided 
at Lexington, Ky., where he d. leaving one child : 
5-5. Joseph K., dentist, res. 1873, Little Rock, Ark. 

5-2. Rev. William Chipley Dawson, b. in Scott Co., 
Ky., 184 I, was educated at the University of Missouri, and at 
Bethany College, Virginia, graduating at the latter institution in 
1865, in the last class graduated by the Rev. Dr. Alexander 
Campbell, the eminent founder of the college, and its presi- 
dent for twenty-five vears. While a student, Mr. Dawson 
served as adjunct professor of languages in the University of 
Missouri, and has since received the degree of Master of Arts from 



320 The Dawson Family. 

that institution. Soon after leaving college he entered the min- 
istry of the Christian church, and has been in pastoral charge of 
churches of that denomination at Decatur, 111., Lexington, Mo., 
Louisville, Ky., and New York city. His removal to New 
York took place in the fall of 1872, since which time he has 
been pastor of the Christian church, in Twenty-eighth street. 
He m. at Bethany, W. Va., 1866, Jane C. Campbell^ niece 
of Dr. Alex. Campbell. They have three children : 

6—1. Campbell, b. in Lexington, Mo., 1868. 

6—2. William Chipley, b. in Louisville, Ky., 1871. 

6-3. Theodore Bell, b. in New York city, 1873. 

[X'ote. An abstract of the records immediately preceding having been 
sent, in 1 871, to the Rev. Samuel G. Dawson, Toledo, O., he wrote, re- 
ferring to the family described, as follows : " I have no doubt of their 
being of my father's family stock, but have no means of ascertaining the 
fact." He stated, however, that according to the tradition in his family, 
the original emigrant in Virginia came from Scotland. This was Mr. 
D.'s great grandfather. He was named Martin Dawson, and settled in 
Amherst county. His wife's maiden name was Gaines. They had, 
besides several daughters, an only son named Nelson. May not this have 
been the Martin Dawson, of Amherst county, numbered 2-1 of the tore- 
going record, according to which account he was /jy/r^ married, and had, 
besides other sons, one named Nelson? As to the place ot his nativity 
the accounts disagree, but these being in each case merely traditional, the 
discrepancy is noc important. The compiler inclines to the belief that 
the above suggests the true explanation of this somewhat puzzling genea- 
logical enigma, but deems it unsafe to assume the truth of the explanation 
suggested without further investigation. It it should prove to be correct, 
the record of Martin Dawson's tamily, as given above ; 2— l) and as given 
below (i) should be consolidated, as follows : " Martin Dawson, of 

Amherst county, Virginia, married, ist, dunes. They had, besides 

several daughters, one son named Nelson. He married 2d, Carter. 

They had sons named Martin, William, Jesse and Zechariah."] 

From Rev. Samutl Gaines Daivson, Toledo, Ohio, the folloiuing : 

1, Martin Dawson came from Scotland, and settled in 
Amherst county, Virginia. His wife's maiden name was Gaines. 
They had, besides several daughters, one only son named : 

2-1. Nelson C. Dawson,' whose first wife was Lucy Goode., 
of Charlotte Co., Va. They lived in Amherst county, and had 
one son and four daughters, as follows : 

• Nelson C. Dawson was a corporal, and Benjamin R. and Martin N. Dawson 
(brothers .' ) were privates in Capt Cornelius S.iles' company, 8th Regt., 4th Brigade, 
Va. Militia, under Gen. John H. Cooke, 18 14-15, each serving 5 mos. and 20 days. 



T^he "Dawson Fatnily. '321 

3-1. Samuel Gaines, b. about 1796, d. near Zanesville, O., 1835 ; m. 

3-2. Lucy, m. WiNGFIELD. 

3-3. Betsey, m. — Ware. 

3—4. Nancy, m. — Lambkin. 

3—5. Matilda, m. in Lynchburg. S'AVTdTd ^-^^ ! cv'-tt^ 

Name of Nelson C. Dawson's second w., and whether any 
issue of that marriage, not stated. 

3-1. Samuel Gaines Dawson, b. in Amherst county, Va., 
about 1796, went from his native county as surgeon's assistant 
under Dr. Austin, in Leftwich's Brigade, which went from Bed- 
ford county, Va., in the war of 18 1 2. On the death of Dr. 
Austin he was promoted surgeon, served till the end of the war, 
and was discharged on its close, at Ellicott's Mills, in iMary- 
land. After the war he settled in Salem, Roanoke county, Va., 
as a practicing physician, and was there married, in 18 16, to 

Maria Bunuell^ dau. of Major Lewis Burwell, and w. 

Digges^ daughter of Dudley Digges, Esq. After a residence of 
two years in Salem, he removed to Lynchburg, Va., where, in 
partnership with Jacob Haas, he published the Lynchburg Press. 
He remained in Lynchburg about four years. Having sold his 
shares in his Press to Pleasants (who afterwards fell in a duel) 
he returned to Salem, and resumed the practice of medicine. 
Thence he removed, in 1831, to Putnam, one of the suburbs 
of Zanesville, Ohio, where he died in 1835, aged 39. His 
widow still survives, and resides, 1873, in Davenport, Iowa. 
Their children were : 

4—1. Fanny, d. in infancy. 

4-2. Martha, m. in Putnam, David Munch ; res. 1873, near Lima, 

Allen Co., O. 
4-3. Nelson Burwell. d. Davenport, Iowa, 1856; no family. 

4-4. Lucy Ann, m. near Columbus, O., Armstrong; res. Iowa. 

4-5. Mary Jane, m. in Crawford Co., Gilbert Erwin ; res. 1873, 

Cleveland, Henry Co., 111. 

4-6. Fanny D., m. Swan; res. 1873, Davenport, Iowa. 

4-7. Rosalie, res. 1873, Davenport, Iowa. 

4-8. Edwin, res. 1873, Laramie, Wyoming. 

4-9. Samuel Gaines, b. in Salem, Va., March 17, 1831, res. 1873, 

Toledo, O. ; m. 
4-10. Thomas Lewis, res. 1873, Laramie, Wyoming. 
4-1 1. Edmonia, m. Capt. H. C. Hamilton; res. 1873, Richwood, 

Union Co., Ohio. 

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322 T^he Dawson Family, 

4-0. Rev. Samuel Gaines Dawson, was b. in Salem, 
Roanoke county, Va,, March 17th, 1 831. In his twenty- 
seventh year, he left the mercantile life in which he had been en- 
gaged from his fifteenth year, and after a brief course of study, 
was ordained a minister of the Baptist denomination, beginning 
his ministerial life near Marietta, Ohio. He preached in Vir- 
ginia and Ohio until 1 861, when he became pastor of the 
Baptist church at Lancaster, Ohio. In 1S63, he assumed the 
charge of a Mission church in East Toledo, Ohio, where he is 
still located as pastor of the Second Baptist church of that 
city. ^ He m. in McConnellsville, O., Sept. 4, 1854, 

" ' It will be remembered that this evening, at 7I o'clock, Rev. S. G. Dawson will 
deliver a discourse concerning his ten years" pastorate in East Toledo, in the Baptist 
church, East Side, at 7^ o'clock. After the service in the church, the friends vyill 
gather at his house, on Fourth and Oak streets, for a social reunion and entertain- 
ment. 

"The experience of any man who stands by a great city, and watches its develop- 
ment for a period often years, is replete with interest. How much more so must be 
the experience and recollections of a clergyman, who for an unbroken decade has 
marked not only the physical and material, but the spiritual growth of such a lield 
as that which the returning years have ripened under his ministration. We trust 
the Rev. gentleman will pardon us if on the eve of his anniversary service we take 
occasion to allude somewhat personally to the labors whose history the Baptist 
church of East Toledo can regard only with pleasure and satisfaction. His ministry, 
like his field, was comparatively a new one. Three years in the building of a church 
and the organizing of a congregation on the Ohio river, near Marietta, and two 
years at Lancaster, in this state, had filled the short interval between an active busi- 
ness life in Davenport, Iowa, and his undertaking what was then the mission work 
of East Toledo. One of the most influential of those through whose counsel Mr. 
Dawson entered this field was the late Horace L. Sargent, the fruit of whose labors 
is still abundant, notwithstanding his earthly work is ended. We may well imagine, 
though we cannot fully comprehend, with what anxiety and solicitude this field was 
entered. The possibilities were great, but the obstacles, from a human stand point, 
were even greater, and after all his toil another might come to gather in his harvest. 
And so we say, that standing in the present with tlie vanue possibilities of those by- 
gone years crystallized into clear cut facts, the past seems but a story of some 
othei and well nigh forgotten generation. 

Ma. Dawson came into East Toledo on the 26th day of November, 1863, the day 
before Thanksgiving. At that time Toledo's boastful friends claimed 16,000 people. 
In the bounds of his parish on the east side, there were supposed to be about 800. But 
that parish extended from Grassy creek to the bay, and from the east bank of the 
Maumee to Clay Junction, about seven miles by ten. In these boundaries he has 
labored just ten years. * * * * 

* * * The Baptist church was formed with nine members, aside from the 
pastor and his wife. The church has had in all, 154 members, and to-day numbers 
114. There are two Sunday schools, enrolling over one hundred each. 

The reader may gather a faint idea of the work of these ten years when we give 
the following figures : 

Mr. Dawson has preached 1,750 sermons; attended over 1,000 prayer meetings ; 
has superintended two Sunday schools most of these ten years, while teaching a class 
in each school; and has been Sunday school chorister all of this time. He has 
made visits innumerable, has attended over 200 funerals, and more than 50 weddings. 
He has seen the city grow from fifteen to forty thousand ; his own parish from eight 



T^he Dawson Faftiily. 323 \ 

Anna Maria Barker, dau. of Luther D. and Maria Devol Barker. j 

They have had three children, all of whom d. young : j 

5-1. Frank Henry. | 

5-2. Maria B. \ 

5-3. Mar>' B. 1 

The compiler is indebted to Mr. Dawson for valued assistance \ 

in the compilation of these records. j 

The record: of-ivhat h supposed to be another branch of thh family tveri contributed by 
the Re-v. James Madison Daivson, of Owensboro, Ky., 1872, as fo'.hivs : ^^ ^ ^c^vr ii-eof ».*r Ti'^-scn 

I.John Dawson lived in Stafford county, Va. He was "^ 
an officer in the Revolutionary service, and was six feet six 
inches in height. He m. in Va., and, taking with him his ^•^^^^^7;^,^ 
family (except a son who had previously emigrated to Louisi- ^.^y-zv^c 

ana, and perhaps a married daughter), he removed, in 1817, to ^^YV€>,r...,v 

Shelby county, Ky. Thence he removed to Jacksonville, 111., 
v/here he d. at the age of 89, and was buried with the honors i 

of war. He had nine children : \ 

2-1. Samuel, b. in Stafford Co., Va., abt. 1780, d. in Ohio Co., Ky., J 

1844; m. j 

2-2. Bailey. , ' 

2-3. John, removed to Louisiana before 1817. ■ 

2-4. Barnett or Bernard, d. in 111. \ m. ^ jnj ' 

2-5. Elijah. t^.Ola.r^SS»<^^' 4c^./^«" ^"'•" ""\ \ 

2-6. Lemuel, m. . \ 

2-7. Barton. . j 

2-8. Lydia. I 

2-g. Hannah. j 

i 

2-1. S.-wiUEL Dawson, b. in Stafford Co., Va., about 1780, I 

m. 1st, in Va., about 1807, Susan Hardin, and about 1817, ! 

emigrated to Shelby county, Ky., removing thence about 1829, : 

to Davies Co., in the same state. He d. at his son Jackson's, j 

in Ohio Co., 1844. By his first wife, above named, he had i 

nine children, all of whom settled in Ky., and are named in the i 

order of their ages, as follows : 1 

hundred to twenty -five hundred ; church members on the east side increased from 
a dozen to three hundred; one church building to six; and Sunday school scholars 
from thirty to four hundred. 

But while figure? will not lie, they cannot tell all of the truth. This is simply 
the skeleton oiten %ears of toil an,i anxieties in the Blacic swamp of Ohio. It may 
be good as a skeleton, but this is all ; fur the hopes and fears, the burdens and joys 
of such a life cannot be measured or expressed." — Toledo Blade, Nov. 26, 1873. 



324 T^he Dawson Family. 

3-1. Harrison, b. in Va., 1807, d. at Ouensboro, Ky., 1855 ; m. 

3-2. Nelson, d. in Shelby Co., Ky. 

3-3. Gipson, b. in Va., 1809, res. 1872, in Davies Co., Ky. ; m. 

3-4. Madison, d. in Shelby Co., Ky. 

3-5. Samuel, d. in Shelby Co., Ky. 

3-6. Jackson (or John), b. 1817, res. in Ohio Co., Ky. ; rn. 

3-7. Martha, m. 1st, Osborne King, 4 children ; 2d, Harper, 3 

children; res. 1872, Ohio Co., Ky. 
3-8. Linia, d. in Ohio Co., Ky., m. 1st, Westerfield, 2 daus. ; 

2d, Pool., 1 son. 

3-9. Jane, m. Geo. W. Rhodes ; 7 children, all res. Ohio Co., Ky. 

Mr, Dawson's second wife was a widow whose maiden name 

was Myers. She d. in 1833. They had one son: 

3-10. Jacob M., b. in Ky., July 30, 1828, res. 1872, Decatur, 111. 

2-4. Barnett (or Bern.^rd) Dawson m. ; d. in 

Illinois. One son : 

3-1 1. Bailey, b. about 1832, res. 1872, Jacksonville, 111. ; unm. 

2-6. Lemuel Dawson, m. Mary , had son : 

3-12. Benjamin, who res. 1872, in Missouri. 

3-1. Harrison Dawson, farmer, b. in Prince William Co., 
Va., 1807, removed with his parents to Kentucky, 181 7, and 
d. at Owensboro, in that state, 1855. ^^ "^- 'S'«i-^« Bassett. 
They had twelve children, of whom some d. young. The wid. 
and six children res. in Illinois. 

3-3. GiPSON Dawson, carpenter, b. in Prince William Co., 
Va., 1809, removed with his parents and gr. father into Shelby 
Co., Ky., in 1817, and res. 1872, in Davies Co., in that state. 
He m. Nov. l, 1832, Catharine Griffin^ who d. in Ky., of palsy, 
in 1870. They had three sons, all b. in Davies Co. : 

4-1. James Madison, b. Jan. 17, 1836, d. at Owensboro, Ky., 1873 j ^• 
4-2. William Harrison, b. Nov. 30, 1841, res. 1872, Hawcsville, Ky. \m. 
^-3. John Coleman, b. Jan. 18, 1846, d. in Owensboro, Jan. 30, 1857, 
aged 1 1 . 

3-6. Jackson (sometimes called John) Dawson, was b. in 
the wilderness, at the foot of the Alleghany mountains, during 
the journey of his parents into Kentucky, in 1817. He m. 
Bethany Bishop. They had four children, all of whom are m. 
and res. in Ohio Co., Ky. : 



The Dawson Family. 325 

4-4. William. 
4-5. Byron. 
4-6. Fanny. 
4-7. Sally. 

" 4-1. Rev. James Madison Dawson, b. in Davies Co., Ky., 
Jan. 17, 1836, resided 1872,31 Ovvensboro, in same county. 
He entered the ministry of the Baptist denomination, July, 1855, 
and had, in 1872, the pastoral care of four churches. He m. at 
Litchfield, Grayson Co., Ky., March 26, 1862, Ruth Ann 
Doivden^ dau. of Rev. D. and Sarah N. Dowden, of Branden- 
burg, Ky. They had seven children, all b. in Davies Co. : ' 

5-1. Theodosia, b. Jan. 15, 1863. 

5-2. Pendleton, b. Feb. 23, 1865. 

5-3. Sally Kate, b. Oct. 16, 1866. 

5-4. James Robert, b. March 8, 1868. 

5-5. Maple, b. Nov. 12, 1S69. 

5-6. Herbert, b. Aug. 29, 1871, d. Sept. 9, 1871. 

5-7. Mary Ludda, b. Aug. 28, 1872. 

4-2. Rev. William Harrison Dawson, b. in Davies Co., 
Ky., Nov. 30, 1841, entered the Baptist ministry in that county 
in June, 1846, and removed, March, 1869, to Flawesville, Han- 
cock Co., in same state. He is now pastor of the Baptist church 
at that place, and serves other village churches along the river. 
He m. in Davies Co., Nov. 12, 1865, Martha W. Howard. 
They have two children : 

5—8. John Coleman, b. July 6, 1869. 
5-9. George Walter, b. May 14, 1 871. 



From Mr. Ben]. Daiuson, Leonardsto'wn, Md., and Mr. Dai-id Dawson, Heathi-villi, 
Va., 1873, the folloiving : 

1. John Dawson, of Northumberland county, Va., gave, 
in 1754, a deed of 50 acres of land to his son 

2-1. John Dawson, whose will was recorded in 1805. 
Probably his death occurred near that time. He was twice m. 
and had by ist wife eight children, all now dead, as follows : 

• A notice of Mr. Dawson's death was received from Rev. Mr. Dowden, Sep- 
tember, 1S73. A request woi immediately forwarded to Mr. Dowden for the date 
of -Mr. Dawson's death, and a sketch of his life. The compiler regrets that these 
have not been communicated for insertion in this work. 



326 The Dawson Family. 



3-1. George. 

3-2. John, has a son Richard, now living in Richmond Co., Va. 

3—3. Christopher ; m. 

3-4. Samuel, d. unm. 

3-5. Thomas, vn. Hannah HalL 

3-6. Jane, d. unm. 

3-7. William, m. ; no issue. 

3-8. Mary. Vanlakdingham ; Beachum. 

The 2d wife of John Dawson was Polly Hall. They had 
one son : 
3-9. Benjamin, b. Dec. 12, 1791, d. Feb. 16, 1863. 

3-3. Christopher Dawson m. Susan Headlev. He was 
taken prisoner by the British in last war with England ; was 
carried off, and never returned. One son : 
4-1. Christopher, res. 1873, in Northumberland county, Va. 

3-8. Mary Daivson m.- ist, Vanlandingham. They 

had: 

4-2. William. 
4-3. George. 

She m. 2d, Beachum. They had : 

4-4. Linzey. 

3-9. Benjamin Dawson, farmer, b. in Northumberland 
Co., Va., Dec. 12, 1791, d. Feb. 16, 1863, m. Frances Headley. 
They had ten children, all b. in Northumberland county, and 
nearly all members of the Baptist church : 
4-5. Polly H., b. 1815, res. Lottsburgh, Northumberland Co. Winsted ; 

DoDSON. 

4-6. William, b. 1816, res. Union village, Northumberland Co. ; m. 

4-7. Nancy, b. 1818, d. young. 

4-8. Daniel, b. 1821, m. Roberta HoUiday ; res. Union village • no 
issue. 

4-9. Benjamin, b. 1823, res. Leonardstown, Md. ; m. 

4—10. Richard, b. 1826, res. Union village ; m. 

4-1 1. Lewis L., b. 1828, d. 1868 ; m. 

4-12. David, b. 1831, m. Emma J. Hail, res. Heathsville, Northum- 
berland Co. J no issue. 

4—13. Joseph W,, b. 1833, res. Union village ; m. 

4-14. Frances J., b. 1835, res. Kinsale, Westmoreland Co., Va. Allen. 

4-5. Polly H. Dawson., b. in Northumberland county, Va., 
1815, m. 1st, Winsted. They had four children : 



T^he Dawson Family. 327 

5-1. [WiNSTED.] Joseph. 
5-2. Dandridge. 
5-3. Isabel. 
5-4. Fannie. 

She m. 2d, Dodson, and res. 1873, ^' Lottsburgh, Va. 

4-6. William Dawson, b. in Northumberland Co., Va., 
1816, m. Elizabeth Cookman^ and res. 1873, ^^ Union village, 
same county. Four children : 
5—5. Zernah. 
5-6. Tecumseh. 
5-7. John W. 
5-8. Alonzo. 

4-9. Benjamin Dawson, b. in Northumberland Co., Va., 
1823, m. Mary E. Raley, and res. 1873, in Leonardstown, St. 
Mary's Co., Md. They have had ten children : 

5—9. Sarah F. 
5-10. Olie. 
5-1 1. Martha. 
5-12. William H. 
5-13. Nanie. 
5-14. John. 
5-15. Mary. 
5-16. Alice. 
5-17. David L. 
5-18. 

4-10. Richard Dawson, b. in Northumberland Co., Va., 

1826, m. ist, Elizabeth Coo kman, who d. without issue ; 2d, 

Elizabeth Jackson, who also d. without issue ; 3d, Lucy Damron. 

They have six children, and res. 1873, ^^ Union village, in 

Northumberland county : 

5—19. Braxton. 

5-20. Ferdinand. 

5-21. Laura. 

5-22. Robert L. 

5-23. Elizabeth. ^ 

5-24. Lucy M. 

4-11. Lewis L. Dawson, b. in Northumberland Co., Va., 
1828, m. Juliet A. Sandy, and d. 1868. They had three 
children, who res. 1873, ^^ Union village, in that county : 

5-25. William C. 
5-26. Emma J. 
5-27. Edward _E. 



328 Tihe Dawson Family. 

4-13. Joseph W. Dawson, b. in Northumberland county, 

Va., 1833, "^' Zar/^«/V Lewis. They res. 1873, ^^ Union 

village, same county. Three children : 

5-28. Henrietta S. 
5-29. Benjamin F. 
5-30. Lloyd M. 

4-14. Frances J. Dawson^ b. in Northumbland Co., Va., 
1835, m. William Allen. They res. 1873, at Kinsale P. O., 
Westmoreland Co., Va. Eight children : 

5-31. John P. 

5-32. Mar>- J. 

5-33. William B. 

5-34. Daniel \V, 

5-35. Fannie P. ... 

5-36. Elizabeth S. 

5-37. Eugene H. ....... 

5-38. Arthur G. 

From Mr. Benjamin T. Dj'wsou, of Mascn'viUe, Daviess Co., Ky., iSj'^, the fjlIo'Wtng : 

^ 1. Benjamin Dawson, a farmer, b. about 1785, was a native 
of Virginia, and d. in Henry Co., Ky., 1848. He was a deacon 
in the Baptist church. His father, who d. in Va., was twice 
m., and is said to have raised a family of twenty-two children. 
Benjamin had brothers Gabriel, Armstrong, James and Thomas, 
and several sisters, who lived in Ky., several having made their 
homes in the same county, Fayette, where he tirst located. 

^His first wife was a Miss A'IcCann. She dying, he m., about 

1 8 10, her sister, widow Lyon. They had six children : 

2-1. Joseph M., b. in Fayette Co., Jan. 4, 181 i,d. in Daviess Co., Ky., 

Feb., 1868 ; m. 
2-2. James S., b. in Fayette Co., about 1816, d. in Daviess Co., Ky., 

1858; m. 
2-3. Ellis, d. in Henry Co., 1847, aged about 25 years ; unm. 
2—4. Betsey, d. in Indiana, about 1844, m. L.wvrence Owen. 
2-5. Lucy, d. in Henry Co., Ky., about 1838, m. Jerry Crabb. 
2-6. Mildred, d. in Henry Co., 1870, m. IVIartin Duvall, 

2-1. Joseph M. Dawson, b. in Fayette Co., Ky., Jan. 4, 

181 1, d. of consumption, in Daviess Co., Ky., Feb., 1868, aged 
57. He was a farmer ; a deacon in the Baptist church ; m. 
Elizabeth Miller., who res. 1872, in Daviess county. They had 
eleven children : 



T^he 'Dawson Family. 329 

3-1. Benjamin T., b. Aug. 25, 1836, res. 1873, Masonville, Ky. ; m. 

3-z. James Ellis, b. Aug. 26, 1S38, res. Daviess Co. ; m. 

3-3. William Henry, b. Jan. 26, 184.1, res. Daviess Co. ; m. 

3-4. Joseph Peyton, b. Aug. 12, 1843, res. Daviess Co. ; m. 

3-5. Sarah J., b. April 2, 1846, d. May 17, 1862. 

3-6. Mary K., b. Sept. 12, 1S48, res. Daviess Co. Cottrell. 

3-7. Martha P., twin sister of Mary K., res. Daviess Co. Yewell. 

3-8. Emma J., b. April 22, 1851, res. Daviess Co. ; unm. 

3-9. Ira W., b. Oct. 8, 1853, res. Daviess Co. ; unm. 

3-10. Bettie A., b. Oct. i, 1857, res. Daviess Co. ; 

3-11. Louella, b. June 15, 1861, d. July 3, 1864. 



unm. 



2-2. James S. Dawson, b. in Fayette Co., Ky., about 18 16, 
d. in Daviess Co., Ky., 1858, of consumption. He was a Bap- 
tist preacher, and in the ministry in Henry Co. about twelve or 
fifteen years. He m, about 1837, Alary J. Moore., who is still 
living (1872). They had eleven children, all d. except two, 
both young, residing with their mother in Masonville, Ky. : 

3-12. William H. 
3-13, Joseph T. 

3-1. Benjamin T. Dawson, b. in Ky., Aug. 25, 1836, m. 
Nancy J. Conyers^ and res. 1873, at Masonville, in that state. 
He is a deacon in the Baptist church. They have five children : 

4-1. Charles Ellis, b. 1859. 
4-2. Minnie Kate, b. i860. 
4-3. Joseph Coleman, b. 1866. 
4-4. William Peay, b. l868. 
4-5. Ada Clyde, b. 1872. 

3-2. James Ellis Dawson, b. in Ky., Aug. 26, 1838, m. 
Kate Ford., and res. 1873, ^" Daviess Co., Ky. They have 
three children : 

4-6. Alverda Jasper, b. 1866. 

4-7. Eben Ford, b. 1868. 

4-8. Arthur Hathaway, b. 1873. 

3-3. William Henry Dawson, b. in Ky., Jan 26, 1841, 
m. Virginia B. Ford. They res. 1873, ^" Daviess Co. Two 
children : 

4-9, Buelah, b. 1866. 
4-10. Herbert, b. 1869. 

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330 The Dawson Family. 

3-4. Joseph Peyton Dawson, b. in Ky., Aug. 12, 1843, 

m. Mary Bell Staple. They res. 1873, in Daviess Co. Two 

children : 

4-1 1. Nettie Belle, b. 1870. 
4-12. Bertha Alice, b. 1872. 

3-6. Mary K. Dawsori, b. in Ky., Sept. 12, 1848, m. James 
H. CoTTRELL, res. 1873, Daviess Co., Ky. One child: 
4-13. Estelle, d. 

Z-1.2\'Iartha P. Dawson, h. in Ky., Sept. 12, 1848, m. 
Benjamin F. Yewell, res. 1873, Daviess Co. Three chn. : 

4-14. Emma Kate, b. i863. 
4-15. Dora Alice, b. 1870. 
4-16. Lulie Belle, b. 1872. 

From JViHiam D. Da-Mson, Esj., E'lizabithtoivn, 'Colfax Co., New Mexico, 1871, 
the foUoiving : 

1, William R. Dawson (son of a Baptist minister, name 
not stated, whose ancestors came to Virginia in the colonial 
times) emigrated from Richmond in 1830, and settled in St. 
Louis Co., Mo., as a practicing lawyer, where he m. Jnn Eliza 
Paynter, dau. of Julius Paynter, a cabinet maker, who had emi- 
grated from Lynchburg, Va., a year or two previously. From 
St. Louis, VV. R. D. moved to Franklin and Washington 
counties, Mo., where he engaged in school-teaching, farming, 
and the law, until about 1839. In this year he again moved 
to St. Louis, where he occupied himself in the newspaper busi- 
ness until 1847, when he again left the city. He shortly after 
settled in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and purchased there the South 
Mlsiourian printing office and newspaper, which latter he con- 
verted into the IVeitern Eagle, and continued to publish the 

same until his death in 1853. (^^^ ^'^- "^- ^^^^- J^^" J* 

Sterne, of Jefferson city, Mo., and res. 1871, at Monticello, in 

that state). Two children: 

2-1. William D., above named. 

2-2. Clay D., b. 1842. 

Mr. William D. Dawson, the elder son, continued the 
publication of the Eagle, at Cape Girardeau, until 1856, when 
he sold out, and removed to Jefferson city. Mo., where he was 



The 'Dawson Family. 331 

also engaged In the printing business, and continued in the same 
until 1859. In this year, he emigrated to Colorado, where he 
engaged in printing, mining, farming and milling, until 1865, 
when he again went to Missouri. From this state, after a resi- 
dence of two years, he removed to Colfax countv, New Mexico 
(1867), where he has since been engaged in mining and publish- 
ing. He is now editor and publisher of the Railway^ Press and 
Telegraphy at Elizabethtown, in that county. 

Mr. Clay D. Dawson has also followed the business of 
his father, and is now (187 1) one of the publishers and propri- 
etors of the Alaysvillc Dally and JVeekly Appeal^ one of the 
leading newspaper publications in California. 

The folloiuing from Gen. yames A. Daivson, Lcuii'viHc, ATy., 1873 : 

1. John Dawson, b. either in Md. or Va., probably abt. 
1720 to 1 730, lived in Bedford county, Va. lie m. Susan IVood^ 
who was of English descent. They had four sons and several 
daughters : 

2-1. Jeremiah, b. in Bedford Co., May 30, 1763, d. in Hart Co., Ky., 

Feb. 10, 18^6 ; m. 
2-2. John, removed to the Kanawha valley, W. Va. ; had a family. 
2—3. Thomas, j said to have removed to Georgia, with their father, 
2-4. William, ) after his two elder sons " moved West." 
2-5. Nancy, eldest dau., m. Peter. Fitzhugh. The names of other daus. 

not communicated. 

2-1. Jeremiah Dawson was b. in Bedford county, Va., 
May 30, 1763. He was old enough to take part in the Revo- 
lutionary struggle before its close ; enlisted at the age of 17 as 
a private in the company of Capt. Watkins' Va. Vols., and par- 
ticipated in at least one fight, the battle of Guilford Court-House, 
N. C. (March, 1781). Some years after peace was declared, 
he m. in Bedford Co., Va., Nayicy Bollard^ who was b. in that 
county, Oct. 6, 1766, and was of Scotch and Welsh descent. 
They remained a few years in Virginia, but removed before the 
beginning of the present century to Kentucky, and settled for a 
short time in Madison county ; then removed to Hardin (now 
Hart) county, on the banks of Green river, about a mile and a half 
from Munfordsville, where he d. Feb. 10, 1846, aged 83, and she 
d. Dec. 9, 1852, aged 87. He was a man of sober, excellent 



332 The Dawson Fa?mly. 

habits, simple tastes and high moral character. He received an 
ordinary English education, possessed strong natural sense, was 
six feet two inches In height, large, " raw boned" and muscular, 
a man of great physical power. He cared little for the acquisi- 
tion of wealth, devoting his early years to the manly sports of 
bear and deer hunting, only giving that attention to his farm re- 
quired for the maintenance of his family, and the education of 
his children. They had five sons and six daughters : 

3-1 . John, b. in Bedford Co., Va., abt. 1 79 1 , d. in Ky ., abc. 1 864, aged 

abc. 73 ; f/t. 
3-2. Thomas, b. in Bedford Co., abt. 1792, res. 1873, in Hart Co., 

Ky. ; m. 
3-3. Mary, b. in Bedford county. 
3-4. Susan, b. in Hart Co., Ky., m. Charles Rader; d. leaving several 

children. 
3-5. Jeremiah, b. in Hart Co., d. voung. 
3-6. Nancy, b. in Hart Co., m. Richard Bostick, and res. a wid. in 

Hart Co. : several children. 
3-7. William, b. in Hart Co., d. young. 
3-8. Milired, b. in Hart Co. , m. Hiram Kelley; d. leaving several 

children. 
3-9. Elizabeth, b. in Hart Co., m. 1st, James Orchard ; 2d, — Mc- 

CoMBs ; d. in Mo. 
3-10. Ransom A., b. in Hart Co., res. 1873, at the homestead, near 

Munfordsville ; m. 
3-11. Boice, m. Moses Stewart j d. in Mo., leaving one or rwo child- 
ren. 

3-1, John Dawson, b. in Bedford Co., Va., about 1791, d. 

in Hart Co., Ky., 1864, aged abt. 73. He m. Mary Reynolds^ 

and had eleven children. The sons were : 

4-1. James, d. in Hart Co., Ky., 1872, leaving several children, still in 

Hart Co. 
4—2. Miles, res. Kansas ; has family. 

4—3. Fielding, res. Rowlett's Station P. O., Hart Co., Ky. ; unm. 
4—4. John Will, m. , res. Missouri. 

3-2. Thomas Dawson, b. in Bedford Co., Va., abt. 1792, 
res. 1873, in Hart Co., Ky., aged 81. He has all his life been 
a farmer. He m. Nancy Fitxhugh. Eight children : 

4—5. Robert B., farmer, res. near Neuton, Jasper Co., Iowa, of which 
county he has been Probate judge ; has a family. 

4-6. Jeremiah, farmer, res. near Munfordsville, Hart Co., Ky. ; has 
family. 

4-7. Peter F., physician, d. in Hart Co., 1857, aged 35 ; w. 



'The Dawson Family. 333 

4-8. Thomas T., farmer, res. near Newton, Iowa ; has family. 

4-9. Elizabeth, res. Hart Co., Ky. Fuqua. 

4-10. Mary, m. Jonathan Gardner, res. Powder Mills P. O., Hart 

Co., Ky. 
4-1 1. Nancy, m. A. H. Shrygley, res. Bacon Creek P. O., Ky. 
4-12. Melinda, m. Hayden Loysden, res. Munfordsville, Ky. 

3-10. Ransom A. Dawson, b. in Hart Co., Ky., near 
Munfordsville, 1808, res. 1873, °" ^^^ paternal farm. He m. 
in Hart county, 1833, Eli-zabeth L. IFright^ who was b. in 
Hart Co., and d. Feb. 2, 1845, dau. of Allen Wright. They 
had five children : 

4-13. James A., b. April 2, 1834, res. 1873, Louisville, Ky. ; m. 

4-14. William W., d. young. 

4-11;. Thomas C, d. young. 

4-16. Jeremiah J., b. 1840, res. 1873, Winfield, Kansas; farmer. 

4-17. Nannie A., b. 1842. 

Mr. Dawson m. 2d, Nov. 4, 1846, Martha A. S. Hodges, 

wid. of William Hodges, b. in Pittsylvania Co., Va. Her 

maiden name was Price. They had five children : 

4-18. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 1847, m. W. A. Wilson, farmer ; res. 1873, 

Bacon Creek P. O., Hart Co., Ky. 
4-19. Drury T., b. 1849, res. Hart Co., Ky. 
4-20. Miles H., b. 1851, res. Hart Co. 
4-21. Mattie M., b. 1853, res. Hart Co. 
4-22. Ransom A., b. 1855, res. Hart Co. 

4-7. Peter F. Dawson, physician, d. in Hart Co., Ky., 

June 24, 1857, aged abt. 35, m. in Hart Co., 1852, Rebecca 

Norton^ dau. of William Norton. Three children : 

5~l' Thomas p., b. June 23, 1853, reporter, 1873, Louisville Daily 

Ledger. 
5-2. Ellen P., b. Aug. 23, 1854. 
5-3. Maria L., b. Sept. i8, 1856. 

4-9. Elizabeth Dawson m. Jesse Fuqua. Res. Hart Co.,. 

Ky. Seven children : 

5-4. Thomas D., farmer, res. Munfordsville, Ky. 
5-5. Robert, farmer, res. Newton P. O,, Jasper Co., Iowa. 
5—6. Charles, farmer, res. Kansas. 

5-7. Nancy, m. Albert Loysden, res. Munfordsville, Ky. 
5—8. Martha, in. Joseph Loysden, res. Kansas. 
5—9. Elizabeth, m. Fielding Kinney, res. Munfordsville, Ky. 
5-10. Laura, m. Francis Butler, res. Bacon Creek P. O., Hart Co., 
Ky. 



334 ^^^ Dawson Family, 

4-13. Gen. James A. Dawson was b. in Hart county, 
Ky., April 2, 1834. At abt. the age of 18 he began to write 
for the press. He studied law before his majority, was elected 
clerk of Hart county in 1858, and reelected in 1862. He was 
a democrat, but opposed to secession, voting for Mr. Douglass 
in i860, and entering the Federal army in 1862, but resigning 
the next year, on receiving the nomination of the " Union 
Democracy" for register of the state land ofEce. He was elected 
in Auo-ust, and in the following month removed to Frankfort, 
the state capital. In 1867 he was reelected register, and be- 
fore the second term expired, he organized and took editorial 
charge of the Louisville Daily Ledger^ the first number af which 
was issued Feb. 16, 1871. On the inauguration of Gov. Leslie, 
in Sept., 1871, Mr. Dawson was tendered by him, and accepted, 
the position of adjutant-general of the state, which office he 
still holds. He has for the past two years resided in Louisville. ' 
He m. Aug. 23, 1859, Margaret H. Connelly^ b. in Columbiana 
Co., O., Aug. 18, 1840, dau. of Dr. P. J. Connelly (b. in Ire- 
land, now of Des Moines, Iowa) and w. Ann We'imer (of Ger- 
man descent, b. in Penn.). They have had four children : 
5-11. Henry S., b. in Hart Co, Ky-, Aug. 14, i86o,d. July 24, 1868. 
5-12. Anna Wilder, b. in Hart Co., Sept. 7, 1862. 
5-13. Elizabeth L., b. in Frankfort, Ky., June 22, 1864. 
5-14. Howard Henderson, b. in Frankfort, Aug. 18, 1867. 



William Henry Dawson, Blachburg, Fa., igyi : 

1, The father (name not communicated) of Wm. Henry 
Dawson, above named, came from England, and m. at Carlisle, 
Pa. about 18 12, Sarah Preston^ a native of that state. After 
his marriao-e he was sent as a soldier in the United States service 
to Detroit, Michigan, where he died shortly after, of a fever. His 
wife was with him at the time of his decease, and about one 

•The Daily Ledger, wh'xzh Mr. Dasvson still edits, is now a well-established, pros- 
perous and inrtuential journal. " Gen. Dawson is a terse, clear writer 5 a marked 
political economist, and a man of severe moral courage. As an orator he has few 
equals, being ever ready in debate, strong in argument, and sure in all dttalls of facts. 
He has several times canvassed the state of K.y., and has attained great popularity as 
a speaker. The Daily Led^fr was established under great pecuniary difficulties, and 
its present firm existence is due to the untiring energy and perseverance of Gen. Daw- 
son. It is now regarded as the official organ of the Democratic party in Kentucky." 
Maj. H. T. Stanton, Frankfort.Ky., 1873. 



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month after that event gave birth to their only child. She still 
(187 1) survives, at the age of nearly 90 years. Her son 

2-1. William Henry Dawson, was raised and educated 

in Carlisle, and is by profession a teacher, which occupation he 

has followed nearly forty years. He m. Jan., 1840, Anna Croy^ 

who was b. in Va., and is of German descent. They have nine 

children, all b. in Blacksburg, and all living in 1 871, as follows : 

3-1. Robert Marion, b. April 24, 1841, res. 1871, Knoxville, Tenn. ; m. 
3-2. William Thomas, b. Feb. 2, 1843, res. 1871, Edinburg, Ind., m. 

Mattie Mayhezi' ; 2 children. 
3-3. Melissa Jane, b. 1845, res. Blacksburg, unm. 
3-4. Wesley McDonald, b. 1847, res. Lewisburg, W. Va., m. Elkn 

Foster ; 2 children. 
3-5. Martha Virginia, b. 1849, m. Rev. Wm. B. Beamer, Methodist 

minister, res. Lexington, Va. ; one child. 
3-6. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 185 i ; unm. 
3-7. Mary Matilda, b. 1853 ; unm. 
3-8. Maggie Ribble, b. 1857. 
3-9. Ellen Pauline, b. 1863. 

3-1. Robert Marion Dawson, contributor to these records, 
was b. in Blacksburg, Va., April 24, 1841, m. in Lynchburg, 
Dec, 1864, Ruberta C. A'linton^ a native of that city. He is a 
portrait painter by profession ; a talented and industrious artist, 
who after much patient study, mostly self directed, and years of 
labor, ill requited, begins, in more prosperous days, to realize 
that he is also a successful one. The pencil, palette and brush 
have been his. companions almost constantly from boyhood, 
though laid aside for a time during the civil war, in which he 
took up arms on behalf of his native state. A short time after 
the close of the war he removed to Knoxville, Tenn., where he 
now resides (1872). He has had four children: 
4-1. Carrie Bell, b. in Blacksburg, April 24., 1866. 
4-2. Minton West, b. in Blacksburg, May 19, i867,d. Sept. 20, 1867. 
4-3. Willie Anna, b. in Knoxville, July 17, 1868. 
4-4. Herbert Marion, b. in Knoxville, May ! 1, 1870, d. June 29, 1870. 



Notes. I. Virginians in war of 1812-14. From Pay-rolls. Joseph 
and Gabriel Dawson, privates, Capt. Wilson's company, 2d Regt. Va. 
Militia, 1814, served each 2 mos. and five days; Henry Dawson, lieut. 



33^ ^h^ Dawson Family. 

•Capt. Scott's Co. 28th Reg. Va. Mil., from Nelson county, 6 mos. ; 
Thomas Dawson, private, 2 mos. 13 days, Capt. Jarvis, Northampton 
county, 27th Va. Mil., 1813-14 ; Joh.v Dawson, private, 17 days, Capt. 
Groyn, Gloucester county, 21st Va. Mil., 1814; Henry Dawson, 6 
mos. and Hira.m A. Dawson, 5 mos. 10 days, privates, Capt. Timber- 
hke, 17th Va. Mil., 1814-15 ; Benjamin Dawson, sergeant, 4 mos. 2 
days, and George and Henry Dawson, privates, each 3 mos. 13 davs, 
Capt. Henderson, Northumberland county, 37th Va. Mil., 1813-14- 
Jere.miah and S.amuel Dawson, each 2 mos. 18 days, and John Dawson 
jun., 1 month, privates, Capt. Stranghan, Northumberland county, 37th 
Va. Mil., 1814; John Dawson, private, 2 mos. 4 days, Capt. \Vay 
37th Regt. Va. Mil., 1813-14 ; Eppa Dawson, drummer, 1 mo. 23 
days, Capt. Deshield, 4th Va. Mil., attached to 37th Reg:., 1813-14 ; 
Robert Dawson, private, 25 days, Capt. Shield, Va. Mil, 1813 • and 
see p. 320, note. ' 

II. Confederate Dead, Hollyzcocd Cemetery, Richmond. W. H. Daw- 
son, Co. H., 19th Geo. Regt., d. May 19, 1S64 ; W. R. Dawson 
Co. C, 44th Ala. Regt.,. d. Sept. 2, 1864; T. Dawson, Co. A., 23 
So. Carolma Regt., d. Sept. 2, i 864 ; R. H. Dawson, Co. E., 2d Md. 
Regt., d. April 24, 1865. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 

The name of Dawson is an old and honored one in 
North Carolina. Its earliest representative in the colony, so 
far as known, was John Dawson, who was one of the govern- 
or's council during the administration of Arthur Dobbs, chief- 
magistrate of the colony from 1754 to 1765. The governor 
was from Ireland. Whether or not the members of his council 
were of the same nativity is not stated.' 

FAMILY OF JOHN DAWSON, 

1754-1765. 

1, It is not certainly known that the above named John 

Dawson had a family ; but there is little reason to doubt, and 

strong reason to believe, that he had three sons, all of whom 

became prominent in the country, and were members, nearly at 

the same time, of the North Carolina House of Commons, as 

follows : 

2-1. Levi, member from Craven county, 1 790-1 791 ; m. 

2-2. John, member from Northumberland and Halifax counties, 1780- 

1790; m. 
2-3. William J., member from Bertie county, 179 1. See forward. 

2-1. Major Levi Dawson early espoused the cause of the 
country against Great Britain, and was appointed major of the 
Fifth North Carolina 'Regiment, by the Provincial Congress, 
which met at Halifax, in that state, April 4, 1776. He repre- 
sented Craven county in the state legislature, then styled the 
House of Commons, during the years 1790 and 1791. It is 
understood to have been his son who was afterwards a member 
of the House from the same county, namely : 
3-1. John B., member from Craven county, 1833. See forward. 

' Wheeler's Hisiory f Ncrtb Cjirdina,yi\i\<i\\ see for lists of members of the House 
of Commons, etc. It is a family tradition, however, that the ancejtor was from 
England. 

43 



33^ ^he Dawson Family. 

2-2. John Dawson was a member of the North Carolina 
House ot Commons from Northumberland county during the 
years 1780, 1781 and 17S2, and from Halifax county in 1787 
and 1790. He settled on the Roanoke river in that county, 
and m. a Miss Atherton.'^ They d. leaving four young children, 
all sons, as follows : 

3-2. Jesse Atherron, several years a member of the House of Commons 

from Halifax Co. ; m. 
3-3. Henry, m. a Miss Jlston, and d. without issue. 
3-4. John, d. in Maury Co., Tenn., 1843 ; m. 
3-5. William, m. but d. without issue. 

2-3. William Johnson Dawson was a member of the 
House of Commons of North Carolina from Bertie county, i 791, 
and a representative in the United States Congress from that 
state from 1793 to 1795. He resided at Edenton, now in 
Chowan county. Very little more is known concerning him. ^ 

2-1. John B. Dawson, a member of the House of Com- 
mons from Craven county, in 1833, afterwards removed to 
Louisiana, and represented that state in Congress from 1841 up 
to the time of his death, which occurred at St Francisville, La., 
June 26, 1845. It is said that he was born at Nashville, Tenn., 
in 1800. 3 His parents were probably among the early emigrants 
to that state, but seem to have retained an interest in their for- 
mer home, as the son is found there in 1833. At all events, 
there is no doubt of the connection of the congressman of La., 
with this family. ^ 

3-2. Jesse Atherton Dawson, a wealthy planter of Hal- 
ifax county, N. C, represented that county in the House of 

* For information in regard to their descendants the compiler is indebted to Mrs. 
Ala F. Dawson, Canton, Miss., 1873. According to Mrs. Dawson's information 
John Dawson (2-2) had been a member of Congress. If so he must have gone from 
Virginia. See p. 315. 

' Lanman's D:<.v.:nary of C-ngrea. In 1795, ^ ^^^^ °^ " William fohnson Dawson 
of Edenron, N. C, gentleman," manumitting a slave named Primus, was recorded 
in Philadelphia. 

3 Lanman's Dutior.ary of C.ngress. 

■♦Mrs. A. F. Dawson, Canton, Miss., states, 1873, that in 1843 she paid a visit to 
Mr. John Dawson of .Maury county, Tenn. (3-4 of this record!, and was told by him 
that Gen. John B. Dawson, then in Congress from Louisiana, was his " own" or 
'' first" cousin. 



The Dawson Faviily. 339 

Commons during the years 1816, 1817, 1818, 1820 and 1821. 

He left one son : 

4-1. John Henry, m. a Miss Taylor, and d. early, leaving two daus., 
who are still living. 

3-4. John Dawson, b. in North Carolina, m. Martha 
Green Hunter. Th6y emigrated to Shelby county, Tenn., abt. 
1822, and in 1824 removed to Alaury county, in the same state, 
where he d. in the fall of 1843. -^'^ ^^^- ^^ ^^^'^^ living at Mt. 
Pleasant, in that county. He was a large farmer. They had 
eleven children, as follows : 

4-2. John, res. 1873, in Maury county, Tenn. ; unm. 

4—3. Henry A., physician, res. Maury county; unm. 

4-4. William Leon, b. irt Warren county, N, C, Oct., 1820, d. in 

Maury Co., Tenn., Oct., 1844 ; m. 
4-5. Martha Green, m. Frierson, res. Columbia, Maury Co., 

Tenn. 

4-6. Jesse Atherton, m. , res. Oakalona, Miss.^' 

4-7. Temperance x'\lston, m. B.arrow, res. Mt. Pleasant, Maury 

Co., Tenn. 
4-8. Jacob Hunter, res. Forest city, Arkansas ; has a family. 

4-9. Mary P., m. Dobbin-, res. Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. 

4-10. Elizabeth T., m ' Loxg, res. Mt. Pleasant. 

4-1 1. Charity Alston, m. Kitrell, res. Mt. Pleasant. 

4-12. Mann, res. Mt. Pleasant; untn. 

4-4. William Leon Dawson was b. in Warren county, 
N. C, Oct., 1840. His parents removed to Shelby county, 
Tenn., about 1822, and in 1824 to A'laury county, in the same 
state. He was educated at La Grange College, Franklin county, 
Ala,, and m. Jan., 1841, Ala F, Winter^h. at Tuscumbia, Ala., 
1825.^ They removed to Madison county. Miss., in 1843, 
where he engaged in business as a cotton planter. He d. in 
Oct., 1844, while on a visit to his parents in Maury county, 
Tenn. Mrs. Dawson res. 1873, at Canton, Miss. They had 
two sons : 
5-1. John, b. in Maury Co., Tenn., Dec, 1841, d. in Canton, Miss., 

Oct., 1872; unm. See forzvard. 
^-2. William Leon, b. at Tuscumbia, Ala., Oct., 1842, d. in Yazoo 

Co., Miss., June, 1871 ; unm. See forward. 

* A promising son, William L., was drowned in the Mississippi river a few years 
since. Mr. D. has other children. 

^ Youngest daughter of" WiHiam Hooe Winter and Catharine Starke JVashington ^ 
the former from Charles county, Md., the latter dau. of Col. Harry Washington, 
Prince William Co., Va. 



340 The "Dawson Fatmly. 

John Dawson (5-1 of this record) was b. in Maury Co., 
Tenn., Dec, 1841. Reentered the state University of Miss., 
at 14, and after a year spent there, went to the Jesuit College 
at Georgetown, D. C, where he also remained a year. In 
Sept., 1859, ^^ entered the Junior class at Princeton, N. J., 
where he was graduated in June, 1861, but left to join the Con- 
federate army before his diploma was awarded. He entered 
what was called the Army of Tennessee as a private, and gradu- 
ally rose in position to a captaincy, and, though in many battles, 
passed unhurt through the war, until near its close. In August, 
1864, while sitting in the trenches near Atlanta, he was struck 
by a fragment of shell, and received injuries which were supposed 
to be mortal, the lower part of his face being torn away, and 
the chin and chest bones fractured. He, however, recovered 
sufficiently to return to Miss., in 1865, and for a time he edited 
a county newspaper, until elected clerk of the Circuit court. 
After serving one term in this office, he was reelected without 
an opposing vote. He was afterwards displaced, to make room 
for an appointee of the military authority, and became associated 
with Oliver S. Luckett, Esq., in the practice of law. Failing 
health, however, constrained a cessation of all labor, and after 
an unavailing visit to the medicinal springs of northern Alabama 
he returned to Canton, where he d. in Oct., 1872, unm. He 
was talented and highly accomplished, brave, modest and refined 
in character. He d. in the faith of the Protestant Episcopal 
church, to which he belonged.^ 

William Leon Dawson (5-2 of this record), b. at Tuscum- 
bia, Ala., Oct., 1842, entered the Jesuit College at Georgetown, 
D. C, in 1858, and in i860 removed to Princeton, to re- 

' " He was truly a gallant soldier, and bore his honors with the modesty of a 
maiden. Always present where danger led, in the front rank he received the fatal 
shell which so mangled and disfigured him. I saw him daily in his sufferings, and 
no one can truly appreciate John Dawson that did not see him then. To be brave 
in the fight was his nature ; but stricken down, mangled, disfigured, his future and 
bright hopes gone, to witness in his sufferings his patience, gentleness and filial affec- 
tion to his dear and devoted mother, was to see John Dawson in his greatness of 
heart and loving nature. The honors of the battle field he wore meekly, the suffer- 
ings of wounds he bore patiently. Of more than ordinary culture, he delighted in 
the classics, and amidst the beauties of poesy his nature revelled. He was gentle but 
firm, and I believe that no circumstances could be arranged, however difficult or 
trying, but what John Dawson would be the gentleman. As a son he was loving, 
kind and tenderly affectionate ; as a soldier he was the bravest among the brave." — 
Memorial Adilren, by Major B. J. Semmes, delivered on the occasion of decorating 
the graves of the Confederate dead at Canton, April 26, 1873. 



The "Dawson Family. > 341 

ceive private lessons and be near his brother, then a student at 
the University. After the commencement of the civil war he 
returned to Miss., and after the passage of the Confederate con- 
script law, compelling all youths of his age to enlist in the army, 
he chose the cavalry service, and during the siege of Vicksburg 
acted as the private secretary of Gen. Pemberton, for whom he 
entertained great affection. After the surrender of that city, 
and his exchange, he was attached to the Brigade of Gen. Wirt 
Adams. In consequence of exposure during the war he con- 
tracted rheumatism, from which, after a lingering illness, he d. 
in Yazoo Co., Miss., in June, 1871, unm. 



FAMILY OF ROBERT DAWSON, 

Of Onslow County, N. C. 

From Mr. Robert IV. Daiuson, of Ondoiv C. H., N. C , 1 87 3, the folloiuing : 

1, Robert Dawson, an English emigrant, lived on New 
river, at a place called Town Point, in Onslow county. He 
had a bro. Zephaniah vi'ho went back to England. Also a son : 
2-1. Robert, b. abt. 1767, d. in Onslow county, Oct, 25, 1827 ; 



m. 



2-1. Robert Dawson, b. abt. 1767, d. in Onslow county, 
N. C, Oct. 25, 1827, aged abt. 60, m. Sabra Kiff^ who d. 
abt. 185 1, at a very advanced age. They had eight children : 

3-1. John, b. March 22, 1793, d. in Onslow Co. ; m. 

3-2. Ann, m. Washington N. Carr ; d. without issue. 

3-3. Lucretia, m. Abraham Koonce ; d. without issue. 

3-4. Robert, d. in Onslow Co., 1849 ; m. 

3-5. Mary, d. 

3—6. Briton, res. Onslow county ; m. 

3-7. Hosea, d. aged abt. 35 ; unm. 

3-8. William, d. 

3-1. John Dawson, b. March 22, 1793 (son of Robert, 

2-1), d. in Onslow Co., m. ist, Nancy JVebb. They had three 

children : 

4-1. Elizabeth, b. April 25, 1818, d. 

4-2. Hannah, b. Feb. 18, 1821, res. Onslow Co. 

4-3. James, b. Feb. 8, 1823, d. 

He m. 2d, Hannah , who had four children : 

4-4. William R., b. Feb. 5, 1827. 

4-5. Amos, b. Oct. 9, 1830. 

4-6. Nancy, b. Dec. 12, 1834. 

4-7. Julia, b. Oct. 13, 1840. 

He m. 3d, Nancy Pettaway. They had five children : 

4-8. Louisa. 

4-9. Mary A., b. Jan. 20, 1852. 
4-10. Ruthy E., b. Aug. 23, 1854. 
4-1 1. Penny, b. Feb. 24, 1857. 
4-12. Micajah, b. Sept. l, i860. 



T^he Dawso7i Faj?iily. 343 

3-4. Robert Dawson (son of Robert, 2-1), d. in Onslow 

county, N. C, Sept., 1849, aged abt. 52. He m. 1821, 

Rebecca Wilder^ who d. Oct., 1853, 2ged 53. They had nine 

children : 

4—13. Sarah Ann, b. Feb. 4, 1822, res. Wilmington, N. C. 

4-14. Hester, b. April 5, 1824, res. Knoxvillc, Tenn. 

4-15. Lucretia, b. Aug. 1, 1827, res. Wilmington, N. C. 

4-16. Robert W., b. Dec. 18, 1829, res. Onslow C H., N. C. ; m. 

4-17. Rebecca, b. Feb. 11, 1821, res. Onslow C. H. 

4-18. Mary S., b. June 28, 1834, res. Onslow C. H. 

4-19. John W., b. Aug. 28, 1S36, res. Onslow C. H. ; m. 

4-20. Catharine, b. May 8, 1839, res. Wilmington, N. C. 

4-21. Caroline M., b. Jan. 28, 1845, res. Onslow C. H. 

3-6. Briton Dawson (son of Robert, 2-1), res. at Onslow 

C. H., N. C, m. Martha Bryant, formerly Martha Williams. 

They had five children: 

4—22. Leonard. 
4-23. Sarah. 
4-24. Martha. 
4-25. James. 
4-26. Robert. 

4-16. Robert W. Dawson (son of Robert, 3-4), b. Dec. 

18, 1829, res. 1873, at Onslow C. H., N. C. He m. ist. 

May 17, 1854, Margaret Jane Shivan^ who d. March 9, 1865. 

They had five children : 

5-1. Sarah E., b. June 18, 1855. 
5-2. Margaret M., b. March i, 1857. 
5-3. Rebecca R., b. March 11, 1859. 
5-4. Alice A., b. Nov. 25, 1861. 
5-5. Adah Jane, b. Nov. 5, 1864. 

He m. 2d, Feb. 25, 1866, Susannah IVooten. They have 

had four children : 

5-6. Naomi Caroline, b. Jan. 14, 1867. 
5-7. James B., b. Oct- 17, 1868. 
5-8. John Robert, b. Oct. 5, 1870. 
5-9. Lucretia, b. Dec. 12, 1872. 

4-19. John W. Dawson (son of Robert, 3-4), b. Aug. 28, 
1836, m. Hester A. Shivan^ sister to first w. of Robert W. 
Dawson (4-16). They res. at Onslow C. H., N. C. One 
child : 
5-10. Laura, b. Nov. 20, 1872. 



344 ^^^ Dawson Fa?nily. 

Mr. James T. Dawson, a planter, residing at Enfield, Halifax 
Co., N. C, stated (1870) that his father, James Dawson, v.'as 
b. in that county in 1792, and was son of John Dawson, said 
to have emigrated from England in 1769. The latter is reputed 
to have had brothers in this country, but the history of them and 
their descendants, if any, is not known. 

Mr. John Dawson, merchant, and Mr. James Dawson, 
banker, wealthy and influential citizens of Wilmington, N. C, 
are brothers, b. near Castle Dawson, county Derry, Ireland, the 
former about 1802, the latter about 18 17. 

Mr. John Dawson emigrated to this country about 1818, and 
some five years later settled in Wilmington. He was for several 
years mayor of that city. He has been twice m. His children, 
issue of the first marriage, were a son, Richard, who d. younc^, 
and a dau., Mrs. Hall, also now deceased, leaving children. 

Mr. James Dawson emigrated to Wilmington about 1838, 
entering the service of his brother as a clerk. He has been for 
many years engaged in banking, and is the founder and president 
of The Dawson Bank, of Wilmington, an institution char- 
tered by the state. He has several children. 

George Dawson, an Englishman, father of the late senator, 
Wm. C. Dawson, of Georgia, lived for a short time in this state 
and m. here widow Ruth Skidmore. See Georgia records. 



SOUTH CAROLINA. 

The oldest family of Dawsons in South Carolina appears to 
have been that of John Dawson, a native of Rowell, West- 
moreland, England. A portion of the information which fol- 
lows in regard to him and his descendants, was communicated in 
1854-55, by his then only surviving son Charles Postell Dawson, 
Esq., of Charleston ; by Arnoldus V. Dawson, Esq., of Charles- 
ton, a grandson ; and by N. H. R. Dawson, Esq., then of 
Cahaba, now of Selma, Alabama, a great-grandson of the founder 
of the family in Charleston. For more recent information 
(1871-73) the compiler is indebted to Mrs. Caroline H. Dawson, 
of Aiken, S. C, to N. H. R. Dawson, Esq., above named, and 
to others, whose kmdness is hereby gratefully acknowledged. 



FAMILY OF JOHN DAWSON, 

Of Charleston, 1759-1812. 

This family has been and is distinguished at the South for its 
wealth and culture, numbering among its members and con- 
nected by intermarriage with many of the leading merchants, 
planters and professional men of the country, and retaining much 
of the old-time spirit which esteems with just pride the memory 
of a virtuous and honorable ancestry. Its founder, 

1. John Dawson, b. April 14, 1735 (N. S.), emigrated to the 
colony of South Carolina previous to 1759, and settled in 
Charleston, where he was an enterprising and successful mer- 
chant. * He was also the proprietor of extensive plantations. 
He was a member of the South Carolina convention of May, 

*"I have icen in one or his old letter bocks, in the posjeiiion or a relative, copies 
of letters to bis correspondents in London, during the war, and among them an ac- 
count of the battle of Fort Moultrie." — N. H. R. D. 

44 



34^ 'T^he Dawso?i Fafnily. 

1788, which adopted the Federal constitution of the United 
States.' He m. in South Carolina, Oct. 9, 1760, Joanna 
Broughton Aionck^ dau. of Col. Thomas Monck, and gr. dau. of 
Col. Thomas Broughton, of South Carolina.^ She was b. at Mil- 
ton plantation, in the parish of St. John, Berkeley, S. C, Oct. 
7, 1743 (N. S.}. They lived together fifty-two years, and d. 
in Charleston, he on the 7th May, 1812, and she July 5, 1859. 
He left a large estate. They had eleven children, as follows : 

2-1, Mabel, b. at Dorchester, S. C, Aug. 5, 1761, d. June 14, 1762. 

2-2. Joanna Monck, b. in Charleston, Oct. 29, 1762, m. Col. John 

Glaze, Mar>-h 8, 1781, d. at " The Ponds," S. C, July 19, 1781. 

2-3. John, b. in Charleston, July 8, 1765, d. in Charleston, June 3, 

1823 ; m 
2-4. Mar)', b. in Charleston, March 25, 1768, d. in Charleston. 

POSTELL. 

2-5. Thomas, b. in Charleston, March 23, 1771, d- in Charleston ; unm. 
2-6. Elizabeth, b. in Charleston, Sept. 18, 1772, d. in Charleston ; unm. 
2-7. Anna, b. in Charleston, April 2^, 1774, d. in Pendleton, S. C, 

June 3, 1843. H.^LL. 
2-8. William, b. in Charleston, Jan. i, 1777, d. in Charleston, March 

27, 1822 ; m. 
2-9. Martha, b. in Charleston, Dec. 24, 1778, d. Aug. 25, 1783. 
2-10. Lawrence Monck, b. in Charleston, Dec. 29, 1783, d. at Pineville, 

S. C, Oct. 3, 1823 ; m. 
2-11. Charles Postell, b. in Charleston, Nov. 7, 1785, d. in Charleston, 

about 1864; m. 

2-3. John D.a.wson, b. in Charleston, July 8, 1765, be- 
came a large merchant, and filled several public offices in his 
native city with honor. He was elected intendant of Charles- 
ton for three years successively, filling the office from Sept., 1806, 
until Sept., 1809. He was also one of the trustees of the 
Orphan Asylum, and was called, from his benevolence to the 
poor, "the Howard of Charleston." [n 181 1 he became 
cashier of the Bank of Charleston, which position he held until 

* His sons-in-law, Col. Jolin Glaze and William Postell, were delegates to the same 
convention, and all were delegates trom St. George's parish, Dorchester. — See Elliot's 
Debates^ S':uth Carolina, vote on the adoption of the constitution. One Thomas Dawson 
was one of 210 persons, styling themselves " principal inhabitants" of Charleston, 
who, soon after the fall ol that city, in 17S0, signed an address to Sir Henry Clinton, 
praying to be re-admitted to the character and condition of British subjects. Was he 
related to John Dawson, above named .'' — See Sabine's Lovalis.'s, pp. 80, 243. 

' A somewhat extended genealogical chart of the Monck family, originally 
LeMoyne, is in possession of the compiler, the contribution of .Mr. C. P. D., who 
also furnished a similar chart of the Dawsons claiming descent from the Norman 
D'Ossone, and showing another early intermarriage with the Monck family. 



The Dawson Fainily, 347 

his death, June 3, 1823.^ He m. Alary Huger^ who was of 
Huguenot descent, a daughter of Col. John Huger,^ of Charles- 
ton, where she d. Nov. 11, 1823. They had twelve children, 
as follows : 

3-1. Charlotte Motte, b. in Charleston, Nov. 13, 1 789, d. in Charles- 
ton, Jan. 29, 1856 ; unm. 

3-2. Joanna Monck, b. at Field Waterce, S. C, Nov. 18, 1790, d. in 
Charleston, Sept. 15, 1794. 

3-3. Emma Monck, b. in Charleston, July 11, 1795, d. in Charleston, 
Dec. 6, 1863 ; unm. 

5-4. Mary Anne, b. in Charleston, Nov. i, 1796, d. in Charleston, 
June 28, i860 ; unm. 

3-5. John Huger, b. in Charleston, Dec. 9, 1798, res. 1873, near 
Brenham, Washington Co., Texas ; m. 

3-6. Lawrence Edwin, b. in Charleston, Dec. 9, 1799, d. at Carlow- 
ville, Ala., Feb. 8, 1848 ; m. 

3-7. Joanna Septima, b. in Charleston, May 15, 1801, d. in Charles- 
ton, June 21, 1837 ; unm. 

3-8. Octavius Huger. b. in Charleston, Oct. 2, 1802, d. in Aiken, S. 
C, July 2, 1856 ; m. 

3-9. Anna Cecelia, b. in Charleston, Oct. 21, 1803, res. 1873, in 
Charleston ; unm. 

3-10. Adelaide Decima, b. in Charleston, Feb. 11, 1805, d. in Charles- 
ton, Oct. 2, 1823 ; unm. 

3-11. Jacob Drayton, b. in Charleston, Dec. 31, 1806, d. in Charles- 
ton, Dec» 17, 1839 ; m. 

3-12. William Henr^-, b. in Charleston, March 27, 1808, d, in Charles- 
ton, March 7, 1857 ; z?y. 

2-4. Mary Daiuson.^ b. in Charleston, March 25, 1768, d. 
in same city, m. Jan. 21, 1786, William Postell, who d. in 
Charleston, Aug. 21, 1822. They had one child: 
3-13. Joanna, b. in Charleston, d. in Charleston. Ingraham. 

2-T. Jnna Dawson., b. in Charleston, April 25, 1774, d. at 
Pendleton, S. C, Jan. 3, 1843, "^- ^^^' '^7-> 1806, Dr. George 
Hall, who d. at Pendleton, Jan. 9, 1829. They had four 
children, all b. in Charleston : 

' Ic is said that when a boy of fitreen he ran away from his father, and joined the 
Continental army, under Gen. Greene, shortly before the battle of Eutaw Springs, in 
which he took part. His father wrote to Gen. Greene, who sought him out, and 
caused him to be sent home. — N. H. R. D. 

^ He was a man ot large wealth, and filled many positions of honor in society. 
He was one of the members of the Council of Safety for the Province of South 
Carolina (composed of twelve of the most prominent gentlemen of the province) 
nominated and appointed by the Provincial Congress in 1775. — See Journal of Council 
cf Su/fry, CoIIndans of Hhtcrkiil Society cf S<^uth Carolina, vol. 2. 



34^ T^he Dawson Fajnily, 

3-14. [Hall.] George Ann, b. May 26, 1807. Burt. 

3-15. John Dawson, b. Aug. 3, 1806, d. ; m. 

3-16. Joanna Louise, b. Sept. 14, 1811, res. 1873, Greenville, S. C 

ToWNES. 

3-17. George Abbott, b. Oct. 28, 1813, d. at Cherry Hill plantation, 
S. C, May 25, 18 14. 

2-8. William Dawson, b. in Charleston, Jan. i, 1777, d. 
in Charleston, March 27, 1822, m. Dec. 29, 1802, Caroline 
Priohau^ of Charleston, who d. in that city, 1872.' They had 
five children, all b. in Charleston : 

3-18. Joanna, b. July 28, 1804, res. 1873, Charleston. Gaillard. 
3-19. William Alfred, b. July 15, 1806, res. 1873, at Spring Hill, near 

Mobile, Ala. ; m. 
3-20. Samuel Prioleau, b. Sept. 30, 1808, d. in Charleston, 1855 ; ttnm. 
3-21. Catharine Cordes, b. May 4, 181 1, d. at Sullivan's Island, near 

Charleston, Aug. 1832. Ball. 
3-22. John Cordes, b. Oct. 6, 1813, res. 1873, at Spring Hill, near 

Mobile, Ala. ; rrt. 

2-10. Lawrence Mokck Dawson, b. in Charleston, Dec. 
29, 1783, d. at Pineville, S. C, Oct. 3, 1823, ni. April i, 1812, 
Jane Vanderhont^ of that city, where she d. Dec. 5, 1823. 
They had five children : 

3-23. Harriet Honey, b. in Charleston, Sept., 18 13 Anxrum. 

3-24. John Lawrence, b. at Milton plantation, March 28, 1815, res. 
1873, Charleston ; m. 

3-25. Lawrence Monck, b. in Charleston, 18 16, d. Oct., 1820 

3-26. Arnoldus Vanderhorsr, b. in Charleston, Sept. 11, 1818, d. in 
Charleston, Feb. 26, 1871 ; fn. 

3-27. Theodore Dehon, b. in Charleston, 1820 ; was a student at South 
Carolina College, 1836-7 ; became a physician, and d. in New- 
Orleans, about 1842 ; unn. 

2-11. Charles Postell Dawson, b. in Charleston, Nov. 
7, 1785, d. in Charleston about 1864, m. Dec. i, 1812, Harriet 
Osborne^ who d. in Charleston, Dec. 10, 1824. He was a 

*■ " The richest and most populous Huguenot settk-ment in South Carolina was 
that of Charleston. Here Ellas Prioleau became the first pastor, a descendant of 
Antoine Prioli, the Doge of Venice in 1618." — Disosway's Hu^^uenon in America 
appended to Smiles' Huguenots, p. 436. Other Huguenot names will be noticed in 
this record, as Huger, Gaillard, Cordes, Ravenel, etc. Rev. Elias Prioleau the 
founder of the distinguished family of that name in South Carolina, emigrated to the 
province in 1685, soon after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and brought with 
him a considerable part of his Protestant congregation. " He was ^ranJsor of Anthoine 
Prioli, who was elected Dog<i of Venice in 161S." — Ramsay's History of South Carolina, 
vol. I, p. 6, note. 



T^he Dawson Family, 349 

lawyer, of good abilities ; admitted to the bar of South Carolina 
In 1807. They had six children : 

3-28. Thomas Osborne, b. Nov. 9, 1813, res. 1873, in Charleston; m. 

3-29. Charles Postell, b. Sept. 10, 1815, d. Dec. 6, 1818. 

3-30. Harriet Ann, b. May 10, 1817, d. Dec. 15, 1818. 

3-31. John Edward, b. May 28, 1818, physician, res. 1873, Mt. 

Pleasant, near Charleston. 
3-32. Catharine Joanna, b. July 4, 1820, res. 1873, Charleston, w. of 

Dr. John L. D.^^wson (3-24). 
3-33. Elizabeth flarriet, b. Feb. 8, 1823. 

3-5. John Huger Dawson, formerly a prominent merchant 
in Charleston, afterwards a planter at St. John's parish, Berkeley, 
which parish he represented a number of years in the senate of 
South Carolina, was b. in Charleston, Dec. 9, 1798, where he 
m. 1st, Feb. 26, 1824, Frances Lavinia Ford^ who d. without 
issue, March 27, 1829, fourth dau. of Jacob Ford, Esq., of 
Charleston. He m. 2d, April 7, 1830, Ann Cornelia Ford^ who 
also d. without issue, Jan. 10, 1831, second dau, of Jacob Ford, 
Esq. In 1843, Mr. Dawson removed to Texas, and now res. 
(1873) "^^'' Brenham, Washington county, in that state. He 
m. there, 3d, Feb. 11, 1852, Mrs. Mary Ann Armstrong, widow, 
dau. of the late Mr. William Mann. She was b. in Montgomery 
County, Tenn., Sept. 19, 1826, and d. in Washington county, 
Texas, Oct. 3, 1865. They had two children : 

4-1. Mary Huger, b. Nov. 16, 1853, d. Sept. 21, 1857. 

4-2. Mabel, b. Dec. 5, 1861, res. 1873, with her father, near Brenham. 

3-6. Lawrence Edwin Dawson, b. in Charleston, Dec. 
9, 1799, d. at Carlowville, Dallas county, Ala., Feb. 8, 1848, 
in his 49th year. He m. 1826, Mary JVilkinson Rhodes^ of 
Beaufort, S. C, eldest dau. of Dr. Nathaniel H. Rhodes, and 
gr. dau. of Paul Hamilton, governor of South Carolina, and 
secretary of the U. S. navy, under President Madison. He 
studied law with his relative. Col. William Drayton, of 
Charleston, and was admitted to the bar, Jan. 12, 1821. He 
was a graduate of Judge Gould's Law School, of Litchfield, 
Conn. He practiced in Charleston until 1829, when he re- 
moved to Beaufort District, near Coosawhatchie, and practiced 
there until he was forced from ill health to abandon a very 
heavy and lucrative professional business in the year 1834. He 



35° 'T^^i^ Dawson Fajuily. 

then removed to the parish of St John's, Berkeley, where he occu- 
pied himself in planting and in literary pursuits, until 1842, when 
he emigrated to the state of Alabama, and settled near Carlowville, 
in the county of Dallas, He resumed the law in Alabama, and 
at the time of his death was getting into a large and very liti- 
gated practice. He was several times a member of the South 
Carolina legislature, but, preferring the profession in which he 
had been reared, and the ease and happiness of domestic life, he 
declined the nomination of his party for Congress in that state, 
in the year 1833-34, and was thereafter little in political life. 
He was a states' rights man, and in the exciting contests which 
resulted in nullification, gave the weight of his influence and 
talents to what he conscientiously believed to be the true doc- 
trine of the constitution.' 

He was a communicant of the Episcopal church, from his 
17th year, and died as he had lived, a devoted member of that 
communion. His w. was b. in South Carolina, Jan. 8, 1808, 
and d. at Carlowville, Ala., June 6, 1851. They had six 
children : 

4-3. John, b. in Charleston, 1828, d. 1829. 

4-4. Nathaniel Henry Rhodes, b. in Charleston, Feb. 14, 1829, res. 

1873, Selma. Ala. ; m. 
4-5. Mary Huger, b. in Charleston, Feb. 17, 1830, res. 1873, near 

Fayetteville, Ala. Lide. 
4-6. Lawrence Edwin, b. in Beaufort District, S. C, June 20, 1831, 

res. 1873, near Camden, Ark. ; m. 
4—7. John Rhodes, b. at Spring Grove plantation, St John's, Berkeley, 

1836, d. 1837. 
4-8. Reginald Heber, b. at Spring Grove, March 19, 1838, res. 1873, 

at Camden, Ala. ; m. 

• " He was gifted with a fine manly person. He was tall and well formed, and 
possessed of features exceedingly striking and attractive. His manners were at once 
so graceful, and his general appearance so dignified, that no one could see him with- 
out feeling that he was in the presence of a finished gentleman, in the true sense of 
the term. When he first appeared before the Supreme Court of Alabama, the Bench 
and Bar were struck forcibly by his person and address, and the remark was general : 
•There stands a perfect model of the hightoned, elevated, and accomplished advocate 
of South Carolina, upon whom seems to have fallen the mantle of Hale and Mans- 
field. ' The language oi Mr. Dawson at the Bar was energetic and lofty, his voice 
sonorous and manly, his action appropriate and full of authority. He had the rare 
gift of combining eloquence of diction and a fiow of melodious and well considered 

periods, the ornaments of speech, with convincing, clear and perspicuous reasoning." 

From an extended notice of Mr. Dawson in O'Neal's ^if/ic-^r and Bar of South Carolina 
contributed to that work by the Hon. Benj. F. Porter. (II. 518). 



The Daws 071 Family. 351 

3-8. OcTAVius HuGER Dawson was b. in Charleston, 
Oct. 2, 1802. He entered his father's counting room while a 
mere lad, intending in time to become a partner, but his father 
dying while he was yet too young to conduct the business, he 
sought other occupation, and became connected with the State 
Bank of Charleston, as discounting clerk. He held this office 
until 1846, when, his health failing, he was induced to remove 
to Aiken, in the neighborhood of which place he purchased a 
farm, where he was gradually restored to health, and where he 
remained until his death, July 2, 1856. He was a man of the 
strictest integrity in all the relations of life. He m. Caroline H. 
Deas^ dau. of Thomas H. Deas, Esq., of Charleston, where 
she now resides (1873). They had seven children: 

4-9. Caroline Deas, b in Charleston, Sept. 14, 1831, res. 1873, 

Charleston ; unm. 
4-10. Mary Huger, b. in Charleston, Sept. 16, 1832, res. 1873, Aiken, 

S. C. Ravenel. 
4-11. John Huger, b. Aug. 27, 1834, res. 1873, Charleston ; m. 
4-12. Thomas Deas, b. June 1 1, 1837, d. July 1 1, 1838. 
4-13. Emma, b. in Charleston, 1841, res. 1873, Charleston. H.all. 
4-14. Margaret, b. in Charleston, Feb., 1844, res. 1873, Barnwell C. H., 

S. C. Williams. 
4-15. Harriet, b. in Aiken, S. C, Sept, 1848, res. 1873, Charleston. 

Hall. 

3-11. Jacob Drayton Dawson, b. in Charleston, Dec. 

31, 1806, d. in Charleston, Dec. 17, 1839, m. Jan. 7, 1834, 

Cecelia J. , who also d. in Charleston, Dec, 1839. He 

was a lawyer, admitted to the bar of South Carolina, 1828. 

They had three children, all born in Charleston : 

4-16. Mary Fraser, b. April 23, 1835, m. and d. without issue. 

4-17. Joanna Adelaide, b. Feb., 1838, d. June, 1838. 

4-18. Emma Monck, b. July 31, 1839, m. and d. without issue. 

3-12. William Henry Dawson, b. In Charleston, March 
27, 1808, d. in Charleston, March 7, 1857, ^- i^^^tch 12, 1829, 
Alargaret Ann Stocky of Charleston, where she now resides 
(1873). They had ten children: 

4-19. William Henry, b. Dec. 28, 1829, res. 1873, Charleston ; m. 

4-20. Margaret .Ann, b. July ig, 1831. 

4-21. Anne Alice, b. July 20, 1833, d. Aug. 6, 1835. 

4-22. John Stock, b. March 4, 1835, d. Aug, 10, 1835. 

4-23. Alfred Huger, b. July 4, 1836, d. young. 



352 T^he Dawson Family, 

4—24. Elizabeth, d. young. '. . 

4-25. Charlotte, . 

4-26. Rebecca, d. infant. 

4-27. Rebecca L. 

4-28. Thomas Gorbett, d. young. 

3-13. "Joanna Postell^ b. and d. in Charleston, m. Henry 

Jngraham^ d. They had three children : 

4-29. William Postcll, b. July 28, 1809. 

4-30. Mary, b. in Charleston, m. George Robinson, d. without issue. 

4-31. John Henry, b. in Charleston, d. 1849. 

3-14. George Ann Hall^ b. in Charleston, May 26, 1807, 
res. 1873, Marietta, Ga., m. April 26, 1831, Hon. Francis 
Burt, a lawyer of distinction, of Pendleton, S. C. He was 
admitted to the bar of South Carolina, 1828, held the office of 
third auditor in Washington, for several years, and was appointed 
by President Pierce, governor of Nebraska. He d. in Oct., 
1854, soon after assuming the office. They had eight children : 

4-32. Francis St. Julien, b. at Pendleton, March 17, 1832, d. ; unm. 
4-33. George Ann Catharine, b. at Pendleton, Oct. 2, 1833, res. 1873, 

Charleston, S. C, w. of Wm. H. Dawson (4-19). 
4-34. Harriet, b. Jan. 13, 1836, m. D. L. Young, res. Marietta, Ga. 
4-35. Joanna, res. Marietta. 
4-36. Kate, res. Marietta. 
4-37. Armistead, res. Marietta. 
4-38. Frank, res. Marietta. 
4-39. Mary, m. William E. Johnstone, res. Charleston, S. C. 

3-15. John Dawson Hall, b. in Charleston, Aug. 3, 

1809, d. , a skillful physician, educated at the medical 

schools of Paris, m. ist, March 21, 1837, Septima Thayer^ who 
d. near Benton, Ala., 1841. He m. 2d, Miss jBry-a^, of St. 
John's, Berkeley, S. C, d. 

3-16. Joanna Louise Hall^ b. in Charleston, Sept. 14, 181 1, 
d. in Greenville, S. C, June 19, 1856, m. in Pickens, S. C, 
Jan. 23, 1834, Major Samuel A. Townes, a lawyer of dis- 
tinction, b. in Greenville, Dec. 23, 1806, d. in Edgefield Co., 
S, C, June 20, 1873.' 

Major Townes was educated at the academies of Pendleton 

' Second son of Samuel A., and Rachel Townes. Samuel A. Townes sen., was 
one of the first settlers of Edgefield county. 



T^he Dawson Family. 353 

and Greenville, S. C, and at the Virginia University. After 
leaving the university he read law, was admitted to the bar of 
S. C, and commenced practice at Abbeville. While at Abbe- 
ville he edited a newspaper devoted to the cause of nullification, 
which exercised a controlling influence on the politics of that 
county. He removed to Perry county, Ala., where he practiced 
law and edited a newspaper, and after residing there some years 
returned to his native state, and was elected by the Legislature, 
Commissioner in Equity for the Greenville district. This office 
he filled for several years, and he also edited for some years the 
Greenville Alountaineer. While in Alabama he became the 
author of a biographical history of the prominent men of Perry 
county, and he essayed a similar work relating to the distinguished 
men of South Carolina, but never completed it. He was 
generous, cordial, of great wit and humor, had fine literary tastes, 
and was a writer of marked force and ability. They had seven 
children : 

4-40. Byron, b. in Marion, Ala., Jan. ll, 1836, d. in Marion, Sept. 

26, 1836. 
4-41. Fanny Joanna, b. in Marion, April 4, 1838, d. in Edgefield, S. 

C, Dec. 21, 1868. BuLLER. 
4-42. Samuel A., b. in Marion, May 27, 1840, res. 1873, Greenville, 

S. C. ; m. 
4-43. George Anna, b. in Marion, Oct. 30, 1842, res. 1873, Edgefield 

Co., S. C. Harris. 
4-44. Henry Howard, b. in Marion, Aug. 15, 1845, res. Edgefield Co., 

S. C. ; m. 
4-45. George Franklin, b. in Greenville, S. C, Feb. 11, 1849, res. 

Edgefield, S. C. ; unm. 
4-46. John Allen, b. in Greenville, Dec. 18, 1850, d. in Texas, Dec. 

26, 1869. 

3-18. Joanna Dawson^ b. in Charleston, July 28, 1804, ""^s. 
1873, Charleston, m. Sept, 29, 1824, Augustus T, Gaillard, 
who d. In New York, Sept. 19, 1837. They had six children, 
all b. in Charleston : 

4-47. Joanna Caroline, b. Dec, 1825, d. Oct. 3, 1848 ; unm. 
4-48. Ellen Martha, b. Dec, 1828, d. at Aiken, S. C, 1^62. Cannon, 
4-49. Augusta Catharine. 

4-50. Theodore, m. William Gourdin Young, of Charleston. 
4-51. Augustus Theodore. 

4-52. William Dawson, m. Elizabeth MouUrie Lee, of Charleston, 
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254 ^^^^ Dawson Faffiily. 

3-19. William Alfred Dawson, b. in Charleston, July 
15, 1806, res. 1873, at Spring Hill, near Mobile, Ala. ; m. in 
Scotland, Jane Ogilvie^ who was b. in Scotland, Aug. I, 1820, 
and d. at Spring Hill, May 12, 1859. Mr. D. has retired from 
business, after a very successful mercantile career, during which 
he resided much abroad. Eight children : 
4-53. William Ogilvie, b. at Spring Hill, July 24, 1843, res. 1873, 

Mobile, Ala. ; unm. 
4-54. John Abercrombie, b. at Mobile, March 14, 184^, res. Mobile ; «?. 

4-55. Catharine Cordes, b. at Spring Hill, Sept. 27, 1846,01. 1872 

Wilkinson ; res. Mobile. 
'4-56. Helen Ogilvie, b. at Spring Hill, Aug. 21, 1848. 
4-57. Samuel Prioleau, b. in Charleston, April i, 1850. 
4-58. Charles Postell, b. at Spring Hill, Sept. 18, 1852. 
4-59. Philip Gendron, b. at Spring Hill, 1853. 
4-60. Isabella Maclean, b. at Spring Hill, April 13, 1855. 

3-21. Catharine Cordes Dawson^ b. in Charleston, May 4, 
181 1, d. on Sullivan's Island, near Charleston, Aug., 1832, m. 
Nov. 26, 1829, Dr. Elias Ball, a prominent physician of 
Charleston, who d. in that city, 1834. One child : 
4-61. Elizabeth Catharine Carolina, b. in Charleston, 1830. Shubrick. 

3-22. John Cordes Dawson, merchant, b. in Charleston, 
Oct. 6, 1813, res. 1873, at Spring Hill, near Mobile, Ala. He 
m. I St, in Mobile, April 29, 1846, Rose Earle Harrison^ who 
was b. in Pendleton, S. C, April 9, 1823, d. at Spring Hill, 
Dec. 7, 1857, dau. of Thomas and Hannah Harrison. They 
had five children : 

4-62. Carolina Prioleau, b. in Mobile, .Aug. 13, 1847. 
4-63. Rose Earle, b. at Spring Hill, Dec. 21, 1849. 
4-64. Samuel Ferguson, b. at Spring Hill, July 29, 1851, d. Oct. 8, 1862. 
4-65. Cordes, b. at Spring Hill, Sept. 5, 1853. 
4-66. Hannah Harrison, b. at Spring Hill, Nov. 18, 1857. 

Mr. Dawson m. 2d, in Mobile, July 26, 1859, Louise Town- 
send Spencer^ who wash, in Evansville, Ind., Feb. 10, 1831, 
dau. of John and Rhoda Spencer. They have two children : 

4-67. Jessie Cordes, b. at Spring Hill, June 11, 1862. 
4-68. Pauline Buell, b. at Spring Hill, Feb. 25, 1864. 

3-23. Harriet Honey Daiuson^h. in Charleston, Sept., 1813, 
m. William Washington Ancrum, Esq., gr. son of Col. 



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William Washington, a distinguished officer in the Revolutionary 

service. Their eldest dau. : 

4-69. [Ancrum.] Annie S., m. Col. Thomas Y. Simons, lawyer, res. 
1873, Charleston, one of the editors of Charleston Courier. 

3-24. Dr. John' Lawrence Dawsox, b. at Milton plan- 
tation, near Charleston, Alarch 28, 18 15, res. 1873, ^" 
Charleston, is a prominent phvsician of that city. He was city 
register of Charleston in 1852. He m. ist, Nov. 3, 1836, 
'Jane Simons^ sister of Col. Thomas Y. Simons, above named 
(4-69). 2d, Catharhie 'Joanna Dawson., b. July 4, 1 820, dau. 
of Charles Postell Dawson (2-1 1 of this record). Children : 

4-70. Jane, m. Pinkney. 

4-71. Hester, m. Wafuxg. 

4-72. John Lawrence. . 

4-73. Eliza. 
4-74. Harriet. . 

3-26. Arnoldus Vanderhorst Dawson, b. in Charleston 
Sept. II, 1818, d. in Charleston, Feb. 26, 1871, a lawyer, 
graduate of Yale College, 1837, admitted to the bar of South 
Carolina in 1840, m. Jan. 16, 1844, Esther B. Simons, who was b. 
in Charleston, Jan. 20, 18 19, and d. in Columbia, S, C, July 
7, 1856, dau. of Dr. Benjamin B. and Maria Vanderhorst 
Simons. They had four children : 

4-75. Lawrence Monck, b. April 20, 1846, res. xAcworth, Ga. ; tn. 
4-76. Louisa Blake, b. Dec. 18, 1848, res. Charleston, S. C. 
4-77. Arnoldus Vanderhorst, b. June 9, 1850, res. Charleston. 
4-78. John Bryan, b. July 1, 1852, d. July 22, 1862. 

3-2S. Tho.mas Osborne Dawson, b. Nov. 9, 1813, res. 
1873, in Charleston, m. March 10, 1839, Jarie Elizabeth Tren- 
holm.^ who d. abt. i860. They had : 
4-79. Charles. 

4-4. Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson, b. in Charles- 
ton, Feb. 14, 1829, was educated at St. Joseph's College, 
Mobile, read law under his father and the Hon. George R. 
Evans, was admitted to the bar in 1850, and began the practice 
of his profession in C.ihaba, Ala., in 1851. In 1855 he was 
nominated for the legislature, but, although he ran ahead of his 



356 The Dawson Family, 

ticket, he was defeated, his party being at that time largely in a 
minority in the county. He was a delegate to the National 
Democratic Convention of i860, at Charleston and Baltimore, 
and the next year, after the outbreak of the civil war, he entered 
the service of his state, as captain of a volunteer company, the 
Selma cadets, forming part of the Fourth Alabama Infantry, 
W'hose fortunes and dangers he shared during twelve months in 
Virginia. In 1863 and 1864 he represented his county of 
Dallas in the state legislature. Towards the close of the war 
he commanded a battalion of mounted men which operated on 
the coast. Since 1858 he has resided in Selma, where he is 
now in the midst of an extensive practice, associated with Gen. E. 
W. Pettus, a distinguished officer of the Confederate service, and 
one of the ablest lawyers of the state. Col. Dawson is also a large 
and successful planter. " He has an imposing personal appearance, 
polished and agreeable manners, and stainless moral character. 
He has talents of a substantial order, combined with a cultivated 
mind and varied information."' He has a strong hereditary, as 
well as personal attachment to the Episcopal church, and in its 
parish and diocesan councils has taken an active part. He has 
also served as a lay deputy from Alabama in two successive 
General Conventions. In the fall of 1872, he was a candidate 
for presidential elector on the democratic state ticket. He 
had not been consulted as to the choice of his name, but he 
accepted the nomination, and participated actively in the can- 
vass. His talents as a writer, and his ability, fluency and 
eloquence as a speaker, are well attested. In fortune, dignity, 
culture, the strength of his convictions and the courage and 
fidelity with which they are maintained, and his unfailing 
courtesy and politeness, he appears a truly representative man 
of the highest type of American character. He is yet in the 
prime of life, and though, out of aversion to that indescribable 
mixture of things called politics in Alabama, standing rather 
aloof from public life, seems peculiarly fitted for public trusts, 
and destined to a career of the highest honor and usefulness. 

The compiler is indebted to Col. Dawson for much assistance 
in the compilation of these records. He m. ist, Jan. 22, 1852, 

' Brewer's A'dh^r'-.^ ; her H:<'.jr\-^ Raourca^ lyar Rcc.rdi and i'-hlst Alcr, p. 223. 
See, also Garrett's fubiic j\l;n of Alabama, p. 729. 



The Dawson Family. 357 

Ann Eliza Alathews^ dau. of Col. Joel Pearly Mathews * and w. 
Elizabeth IVoods Poage^ of Dallas county. She d. at Cahaba, 
Oct. 7^ 1854, leaving one child : 
5-1. Elizabeth Mathews, b. at Cahaba, Jan. 7, 1853. 

He m. 2d, June 17, 1857, Mary E. Tarver^ dau. of Benja- 
min J. and Caroline M. Tarver, of Dallas county. She d. at 
Selma, xMay 8, i860, leaving one child: 
5-2. Mary Tarver, b. at Selma, Feb. 11, i860. 

He m. 3d, May 15, 1862, Elodie Breck Todd^ b. April i, 
1840, dau. of Hon. Robert S. Todd, and w. Elizabeth S. 
Humphreys, of Lexington, Ky. They res. 1873, ^^ Selma, 
and have had three children, all b. in that city : 

5-3. Alexander Todd, b. Jan. 9, 1863, d. Jan. 13, 1863. 
5-4. Nathaniel H. R., b. April 15, 1S64. 
5—5. Lawrence Percy, b. Jan. 9, 1869. 

4-5. A'lary Huger Dawson-, b. in Charleston, Feb. 17, 1830, 
m. Jan. 30, 1850, Cornelius Mandeville Lide, planter. = 
They res. 1873, near Fayetteville, Talladega county, Ala., and 
have had thirteen children, all b. in Carlowville, Ala., except the 
last below named : 

5-6. Mary Lawrence, b. March 8, 185 I. 

5-7. Frances Jane, b. Sept. 1, 1852. 

5-8. Ann Rhodes, b. Sept. 6, 1853, d. Dec. 4, 1853. 

5-9. Cornelius M., b. Feb. 9, 1855. 

5-10. Lawrence E., b. April 25, 1856, d. Aug. 16, 1857. 

5-11. Ellen Smith, b. Nov. 20, 1857. 

5-12. Henry Dawson, b. March 24, 1859. 

5-13. Morton Waring, b. Nov. 16, i860. 

5-14. Elizabeth Dawson, b. April 16, 1864. 

5-15. Reginald Dawson, b. March 28, 1866. 

5-16. Mary Dawson, b. Oct. 22, 1867. 

5—17. Florence Lee, b. April 30, l86g. 

5-18. Julia Edith, b. in Talladega county, Ala., April 9, 1871. 

4-6. Lawrence Edwin Dawson, b. in Beaufort District, 
S. C, June 20, 1831, planter, m. Jan. 1853, Caroline E. Lide, 
dau. of Eli H. Lide, Esq., of Dallas county, Ala. He was 

' Grandson of Gen. Mathews, of the Virginia line, afterwards governor of Georgia. 

'For an account of the Lide family, see a history of the upper part of South Caro- 
lina, by R:. Rev. Alexander Gregg, Bishop of Texas, entitled Jiinory of the Old 
Cheraivs. 



35 S T^f^^ Dawson Family. 

captain of a company in an Arkansas Regiment, Gen. Price's 
Division, Confederate service, during the war. They res. 
1873, ^^^^ Camden, Ouachita county, Arkansas, and have had 
seven children, all b. in that county : 

5-19. Nathaniel H. R., b. Nov, 15, 1853, d. Sept. 22, 1859. 
5-20. Mary Wilkinson, b. March 23, 1858, d. Sept., 1859. 
5-21. Eli Lide, b. June 3, 1859. 
5-22. John Huger, b. Oct. 5, i860. 
5-23. Hannah M., b. Sept. 12, 1864. 
5-24. William Drayton, b. Jan. 31, 1868. 
5-25. Martha Blackwell, b. April 25, 1870. 
5-26. Edward Hamilton, b. May 6, 1873. 

4-S. Reginald Heber Dawson, b. at Spring Grove plan- 
tation, St. John's, Berkeley, S. C, March 19, 1838, was educated 
at the University of Alabama, and has been for many years a 
prominent lawyer of that state. He was lieutenant-colonel of 
the 13th Alabama Regiment in the Confederate service, and had 
special mention in General Orders for gallantry in the battle of 
Seven Pines, receiving also other marks of distinction. In i860 
and. 1864 he was elected solicitor of the eleventh circuit of his 
state. He m. March 9, 1858, Georgia June Craig^ dau. of 
Thomas L. and Alabama Rutherford Craig, of Cahaba.' They 
res. 1873, '^'^ Camden, Wilcox Co., Ala., and have had three 
children : 

5-27. Lawrence Edwin, b. at Cahaba, Feb. 28, 1859. 
5—28. Thomas Craig, b. at Cahaba, Dec. 15, 1861. 
5-29. Anne Matthews, b. at Camden, Oct. 11, 1863. 

4-10. Mary Huger Daivson^ b. in Charleston, Sept. 16, 
1832, m. in Aiken, S. C, Aug. 1858, Henry W. Ravenel, 
who was b. in St. John's parish, Berkeley, S. C, Alav, 1814, 
son of Dr. Henry and Catharine Stevens Ravenel.* He is a dis- 

' Col. Dawson was proposed for nomination as a candidate for Congress in 1872. 
A local paper thus spoke ot him : " He is now in the very prime of life, possessing a 
high order of intellect. In debate he is witty, eloquent and logical. His private 
character does him honor wherever he is known, standing preeminent for integrity 
as well as ability. A lawyer by profession and practice, educated, rehncd and sociable, 
he is every way fitted to do the state service and honor." — Wilcox Vindicafjr, jLine 
7, 1872. 

' Dr. Henry Ravenel d. recently in Charleston. The Ravenel family are one of 
the oldest in the state, and of the Hujjuenot stock. Writing to the compiler, 1S73, 
Mr. R. says: "I myself have had somewhat of the same antiquarian fondness for old 
family records, and have been able to fill out charts of the families of seven of my 
Huguenot ancestors, going back to the original immigrants, at the close oi the seven- 
teenth century. 



.The Dawso7i Family. 359 

tinguished botanist and scientific writer. He graduated at the 
South Carolina College, in Columbia, but studied no profession : 
devoted some eighteen years of his life, after leaving college, to 
cotton planting,^but, his health failing, he removed to Aiken, 
near which place he owns and conducts a fruit and vegetable 
farm, devotincr his leisure to botanical studies. They res. 1873, 
at Aiken, and have five daughters : 
5-30. [Raven-el.] Caroline Deas, b. July 4, 1859. 
5-31. Susan Stevens, b. July 20, 1861. 
15-32. Elizabeth Gaillard, b. July 4, 1864. 
5-33. Mary Huger, b. Jan, 4, 1S67. 
5-34. Tiphaine, b. Feb. 17, 1870. 

4-11. John Huger Daivson^ b. in Charleston, Aug. 27, 1834, 
real estate agent and collector, m. Oct. 1858, Juliana HazUhurst, 
They res. 1873, in Charleston, and have two daughters : 
5-35. Martha Hazlehurst, b. Oct. 1859. 
5-36. Susan Linning, b. Jan. 1864. 

4-13. Emma Daivson^ b. in Charleston, 1841, m. in Aiken, 
Nov. 1870, Henry H. Hall, son of Henry Hall. They res. 
1873, in Charleston. One child : 
■5-37. Henry Harrison, b. 1871. 

4-14. Margaret Dawson^ b. in Charleston, Feb. 1844, m. 

in Aiken, Oct. 1866, B. T. Williams, b. 1844. They res. 

1873, Barnwell C. H., S. C. Two children : 

5-38. Caroline Hall. 
5-39. Benjamin Wyley. 

4-15. Harriet Daiuson^ b. in Aiken, S. C, Sept. 1848, m. 
in Aiken, Dec. 1870, Tudor T. Hall, bro. of Henry H. 
Hall (4-13). They res. 1873, in Charleston. 

4-19. William Henry Dawson, b. in Charleston, Dec. 
28, 1829, real estate agent and collector, m. Oct. 29, 1854, 
George Ann Catharine Burt, b. in Pendleton, S. C, Oct. 2, 
1833, dau. of Hon. Francis and George Ann Halt Burt- (3-14 of 
this record). They res, 1873, in Charleston. Six children, all 
b. in that city : . 



360 l^he Dawson Family. 

5-40. Frances Burt, b. Nov. 29, 1855. 

5-41. Charles Postell, b. Jan. 4, 1858. 

5-42. William Henry, b. Aug. 30, 1859, d. Dec. 24, 1864. 

5-43. Ann Hall, b. March 22, 1862, d. Aug. 24, 1864. 

5-44. Joanna Martha, b. Jan. I.5, 1S64. 

5-45. John Lawrence, b. Aug. 3, 1866. 

4-41. Fanny 'Joanna Townes^ b. in Marion, Ala., April 4, 
1838, d. in Edgefield, S. C, Dec. 21, 1868, m. in Greenville, 

S. C, May 27, 1862, George Buller, who d. . They 

had three children : 

5-46. Fanny Townes, b. July 22, 1863, d. Aug. 3, 1864. 
5-47. Jane Tweedy, b. Sept. 9, 1865, d. Sept. 16, 1873. 
5-48. George, b. March 5, 1868, d. Aug. 14, 1868. 

4-42. Samuel A. Townes, b. in Marion, Ala., May 27, 
1840, m. in Greenville, S. C, Nov. 9, 1871, Alary Thompson. 
They res. in Greenville. One child : 
5-49. Mary, b. Jan. 14, 1873. 

4-43. George Anna Townes^ b. in Marion, Ala., Oct. 30, 
1842, m. in Greenville, S. C, June 5, 1861, Col. Willis G. 
Harris. They res. 1873, ^"^ Hamburg P. O., Edgefield Co., 
S. C, and have had three children : 

5-50. Irvine Townes, b. June 3, 1862, d. June i, 1863. 

5-51. Willis Glover, b. June 30, 1866. 

5-52. Irene, b. Dec. 21, 1872, d. June 12, 1873. 

4-44. Henry Howard Townes, b. in Marion, Ala., Aug. 
15, 1845, m. in Edgefield Co., S. C, Oct. 15, 1868, Sally V. 
Harris. They res. in Edgefield Co., and have had three children : 

5-53. Joanna Lois, b. Jan. 14, 1870, d. Oct. 15, 1872. 
5-54. Willis Glover, b. April 2, 1871. 
5-55. Henry Howard, b. Sept. 2, 1872. 

4-48. Ellen Martha Gaillard^ b. in Charleston, S. C, Dec, 
1828, d. at Aiken, S. C, 1862, m. July, 1850, D.a.vid Cannon, 
of Liverpool, England, who was lost at sea, Sept., 1858. They 
had one child : 
5-56. Joanna Carolina, b. in Charleston, July, 1851. 



The Dawson Family. 361 

4-54. John Abercrombie Dawson, b. in Mobile, Ala., 
March 14, 1845, m. Feb. 27, 1872, Florence Acre Tucker^ dau. 
of Dr. Joseph Tucker, of Mobile. They res. in Mobile. 

4-61. Elizabeth Catharine Carolina Ball^ b. in Charleston, 
S. C, 1830, m. Jan. 9, 1850, Edmund T. Shubrick, of 
Charleston, who d. at Pendleton, S. C, i860. They had five 
children : 

5—57. Caroline Prioleau, b. in Charleston, 185 i. 
5-58. John Templer, b. in Charleston, 1853. 
5-59. Edmund Templer, b. in Charleston, 1854. 
5-60. Earnest, b. in Pendleton, 1856. 
5-61. Catharine Cordes, b. in Pendleton, 1858. 

4-75. Lawrence Monck Dawson, b. in Charleston, S. 

C, April 20, 1846, m. Dec. 31, 1868, Mrs. Eliza A. Walraven. 

They res. 1873, Acworth, Ga. Two children : 

5-62. John. 

5-63. William Ancrum, 



46 



FAMILY OF REV. THOMAS DAWSON, 

Of Pendleton, S. C, 1872-3. 

1. Isaac Dawson, grandfather of the above named Rev. 
Thomas Dawson,' was born at Maidstone, in Kent, England, 
1719, and d. at Maidstone about 1817, being then in his 99th 
year. He, with his father, suffered persecution on account of 
belonging to the then despised sect of Baptists. He left but 
few descendants, several of his children, among whom were 
Samuel, Thomas, and one or two daughters, having d. without 
issue. His wife, Jane Dawson, d. at Maidstone about 18 14, 
aged 90. Their only children who had families were : 
2-1. Joseph, b. at Maidstone, abt. 1760,3 Baptist minister at Lyme 

Regis, Dorsetshire, England, d. at London, abt. i822ori823 ; and 
2-2. Mary, who m. John Beeching, of Maidstone, and left three children, 

(John and two daughters), still living in Kent, England (1871). 

2-1. Joseph Dawson, b. at Maidstone about 1760, d. in 
London, about 1822 or 1823, was, as above stated, a Baptist 
minister at Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England, and m, xVIiss Eliza 
Clark^ of that place. They had nine children, only four of 
whom lived to be of age : 

3-1. Thomas, b. at Lyme Regis, March 4, 1790, res. 1872, at Pendle- 
ton, S. C. ; m. 

3-2. SamiUel, was controller of customs on Prince Edward's Island, N. 
S., and d. there unm. 

3-3. Joseph, b. at Lyme Regis, April, 1797, d. near Adanta, Geo., 
March, 1871 \ m. 

3-4. John Clark, was captain of an English East India ship, and d. at 
Sumatra or Java, of yellow fever, about 1821 ; unm. 

» «♦ I have heard my grandfather say there were three branches of the Dawsons, 

the Yorkshire, Kentish and Irish branches. I am a descendant of the Kentish 

My great grandfather was also a native of Kent (Maidstonej, and when a widower, 
of upwards of 60 years of age, stepped in between his eldest son and the intended wife 
of the latter and married her, of which union my grandfather was the third child 
his father being at that time 68 years old. [Bern, therefore, about 1651.] My 
grand uncle was so displeased that he emigrated to America, I think to Virginia, I 
have no certain knowledge of him, but think I have found some of his descendants 
in Georgia." — Rev. T. D., 1871. See record of the Baptist Dawsons of Virginia, 
who were, like this family, remarkable for instances of longevity. 



I'he Dawson Family, 363 

3-1. Rev. Thomas Dawson, b. at Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, 
England, March 4, 1 790, emigrated to this country in ^1816 or * 
*I7, and m. Aug. 10, 1822, at Valleytovvn iMission, Cherokee 
Nation, Mary Randal Lewis^ whose parents were from Wales. 
She was b. in Burlington, N. J., Nov. 28, 1802, d. at Pendleton, 
S. C, April 22, 1872. At the venerable age of more than 
four score years he is still, in 1873, performing the duties of a 
Baptist minister at Pendleton, S. C. They had nine children : ' 
4-1. Eliza Clark, b. in the Cherokee Nation, Sept. 11, 1823, res. 1873, 

near Perryville, S. C. Hunn-icutt. 
4-2. Joseph Lewis C, b. in Pendleton Dist., S. C, Dec. 4, 1825, d. at 

Anderson C. H., S. C, April 23, 1873 ; m. 
4-3. Edwin J. E., b. in Pendleton Dist., April 10, 1828, res. 1873, 

Walhalla, S. C ; m. 
4-4. Maria Earle, b. in Pendleton Dist., Sept. 3, 1830, res. 1873, near 

Perryville, S. C. Abbott. 
4-5. Elias S. Earle, b. in Pendleton, Feb. 10, 1833, res. 1872, Edisto 

Lland, S. C. ; m. 
4-6. Thomas William, b. in Pendleton Dist., Sept. 6, 1835, res. 1873, 

near Gadsden, S. C. ; m. 
4-7. Sarah Harrison, b. in Pendleton Dist., Oct. 12, 1838, res. 1872, 

Pendleton, S. C. ; unm. 
+--8. James Harrison, b. in Pendleton Dist., Dec. 4, 1840, res. 1872, 

near Jacksonville, Fla. ; m. 
4-9. Edward Franklin, b. in Pendleton Dist., July 29, 1845, res. 1872, 

near Port Orange, Fla. ; farmer ; unm. 

3-3. Joseph Dawson, b. at Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, Eng- 
land, April, 1797, d. near Atlanta, Ga., March, 187 1, aged 74 
years. He m. ist, in England, Sept. 3, 18 18, Fanny Baker ^ of 
Staines, Middlesex, dau. of James Baker. She d. in England. 
They had six children : 
4-10. Samuel B., b. at Maidstone, Kent, Sept. I, 1819, res. 1873, at 

New Prospect, Winston Co., Miss. ; m. 
4-11. John Clark, b. in Stepney parish, Middlesex, Jan. 26, 1824, res. 

1873, Liqua, Chili, S. A. ; m. 
4-12. Jane Elizabeth, b. in Stepney parish, Oct. 20, 1825, res. 1873, 

London, Eng Lovelock. 
4-13. James Baker, b. in Stcpnev parish. May 30, 1827, res. 1873, at 

New Prospect, Miss. ; m. 
4-14. Maria Fanny, b. at St. Leonards, London, m. John Lancaster, 

res. 1873, Blackville, Barnwell Co., S. C. 
4-15. Joseph, d. in infancy. 

' Of his sons, Mr. D. says (Oct., 1872) : " Five were in active service all the 
war, and the sixth the last twenty-one months, and by the goodness of God, all came 
home to me safe." — 



364 The Dawson Family. 

Mr. Dawson m. 2d, Caroline Prigmore^ of London. They 
had three children ; 

4-16. Elizabeth, b. in St. Olave's parish, Surrey, Eng., abt. Dec. 1839, 

res. 1873, Atlanta, Ga. 
4-17. Frank, b. in Shore Ditch parish, Middlesex, May 2, 1845, d. at 

Raleigh, N. C, April 4, 186, (killed in battle). 
4_i8. Washington Taylor, b. in Pickens Dist., S. C, abt. Aug. 1847, 

res. 1872, Birmingham, Ala. 

4-1. Eliza Clark Daiuson^ b. in the Cherokee Reservation, 
Sept. II, 1823 (dau. of Rev. Thomas, 3-1), ni. Dec. 13, 1838, 
Milton Reese Huxnicutt, who was b. in Pendleton, S. C, 
July 2, 1813, son of William and Elizabeth Hunnicutt. They 
res. 1873, at Perryville, Oconee Co., S. C. Fourteen children : 

5-1. Thomas William, b. March 14, 1840, res. 1873, Perryville, S. 

C. ; m. 
5-2. Mary Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1842. 
5-3. Nancy Sloan, b. June 28, 1843, res. 1873, Seneca city, S. C. 

Harbin. 
5-4. Milton Reese, b. March 20, 1845, d. July 21, 1861. 
5-5. Lewis Young, b. Dec. 12, 1846, d. Feb. 8, 1849. 
5-6. Alice Eliza, b. Oct. 30, 1848. 

5-7. Sarah Kate, b. Oct. 6, 1850, res. 1873, Seneca city. Lowery. 
5-8. Miles Norton, b. July 25, 1852, d. Oct. 12, 1867. 
5-9. James Clarke, b. Aug. 26, 1854. 
5-10. John Sloan, b. Aug. 22, 1856. 
5-1 1. Ezekiel Young, b. May 9, 1859. 
5-12. Jefferson Davis, b. May 31, 1861. 
5-13. Milledge Reese, b. Aug. 31, 1863. 
5-14. Clarence Eugene, b. Sept. 7, 1865. 

4-2. Joseph Lewis C. Dawson, b. in Pendleton District, 
S. C, Dec. 4, 1825, d, at Anderson C. H., S. C, April 23, 
1873, "^- -^"S- ^^5 ^^57' Martha AI. Gassaway^ who was b. in 
Anderson Co., S. C, Dec. 29, 1834, dau. of Benjamin and 
Margaret //a// Gassaway. She res. 1873, ^^ Anderson C. H. 
Two children : 

5-15. Anna V., b. Feb. 4, 1859. 
5-16. Emma M., b, Jan. 12, 1861. 

4-3. Edwin J. E. D.\wson, farmer, b. in Pendleton District, 
S. C, April 10, 1828, m. ist, Nov. 5, 1850, Martha Lan- 
caster^ who d. Oct. 31, 1869, aged 44 years and 6 mos., dau. 
of Jesse and Mary Lancaster. He m. 2d, June 12, 1872, 



The Dawson Family, 365 

Adallne Dodd, b. July lo, 1850, dau. of G. W. and E. A. 
Dodd. Res. 1873, Walhalla, Pickens Co., S. C. Children: 

5-17. Mary E., b. Nov. 17, 1858. 
5-18. Sarah Ida, b. Jan. 21, 1S60. 
5-19. George T., b. March 18, 1873. 

4-4. Maria Earle Dawson^ b. in Pendleton Dist., Sept. 3, 
1830 (dau. of Rev. Thomas, 3-1), m. Dec. 23, 1847, ^ev. 
Willis Abbott, who was b. in Pendleton, June 16, 1822, son 
of William and Judith Abbott. They res. 1873, Perry ville, 
Oconee, S. C, and have eleven children, all res. at Perryville : 
5-20. H. S., b. Dec I, 1848, m. Joseph Hays. (See forward). 
5-21. Mary E., b. Oct. zi, 1850. 
5-22. Martha J., b. Oct. 17, 1852. 
5-23. 8. C, b. Dec. 10, 1853, m. May 8, 1872, M. Hopkins ; one 

child ; C. C. Hopkins. 
5-24. William Thomas, b. June 23, 1856. 
5-25. G. A., b. Aug. 29, 1857. 
5-26. John B., b. April 11, i860. 
5-27. R. H., b. Aug. 20, 1862. 
5-28. James B., b. May 2, 1865. 
5-29. J. M., b. Nov. 16, 1867. 
5-30. D. M., b. Feb. 2, 1870. 

4-5. Elias S. Earle Dawson, farmer, b. in Pendleton, S. 
C, Feb. 10, 1833, m. Mary Blanch Westcott. Res. 1872, 
Edisto Island, S. C. Five children, of whom three only were 
then living. Names not communicated. 

4-6. Thomas Willia.m Dawson, railroad agent, b. in Pen- 
dleton Dist., S. C, Sept. 6, 1835, m. Dec. 11, 1856, Martha 
A. Hornsby, who was b. in Coba, S. C, Oct. I, 1833, dau. of 
James S. and Mary A. Hornsby. Res. 1873, near Gadsden, 
Richland Co., S. C. Seven children ; 
5-31. Mary Alice, b. in Coba, S. C, Dec. 18, 1857. 
5-32. E. Spurgeon, b. in Anderson, S. C, May 25, 1859. 
15-33. Isadore, b. in Anderson, June 5, 1861. 
5-34. Willie Thomas, b. in Gadsden, S. C, July 19, 1866. 
c— 35. James Katon, b. in Gadsden, Oct. 12, 1867. 
5-36. Lee Hornsby, b. in Gadsden, Nov. 11, 1869. 
5-37. Annabel, b. in Gadsden, June 7, 1872. 

4-S. James Harrison Dawson, railroad agent, b. in Pen- 
dleton Dist., S. C, Dec. 4, 1840, m. Mary Mingas. Res. 
1872, near Jacksonville, Fla. One child, name not stated. 



366 The Dawson Fa?mly. 

4-10. Samuel B. Dawson, farmer, b. at Maidstone, Kent, 

England, Sept. i, 18 19, m. Dec. 8, 1852, Frances Tucker^ b. 

in Anderson Dist,, S. C, May 24, 1825, dau. of Thomas and 

Abigail Tucker. Res. 1873, "^^'' Louisville, Winston Co., 

Miss. Six children, all b. in Winston Co. : 

5-38. Abigail Eugenie, b. Jan. 12, 1855. 
5-39. Joseph Clark, b. Feb. 3, 1858. 
5-40. James Franklin, b. March 31, 1862. 
5-41. Sarah Elizabeth, b. June i, 1864. 
5—42. Frances Emma, b. Sept. 19, 1866. 
5-43. Martha Angeline, b. Nov. 8, 1869. 

4-11. John Clark Dawson, b. in Stepney parish, Mid- 
dlesex, England, Jan. 26, 1824, res. 1873, Liqua, Chili, S. A. 
He is a civil engineer. Seven children : 

5-44. Eliza. 

5-45. Placido. 

5-46. Fanny. 

5-47. Caroline Elizabeth. 

5-48. Orlando'Washington. 

5—49. John Clark, 

5-50. Elfrosina, 

4-12. Jane EUxabeth Dawson^ b. in Stepney parish, Mid- 
dlesex, England, Oct. 20, 1825, m. William Lovelock, and 
res. 1873, Bride St., Liverpool road, London. Five children, 
all b. in Islington parish, Aliddlesex : 

3-51. William. 
5-52. George. 
5-53. Thomas. 
5-54. John. 
5-55. Emily. 

4-13. James Baker Dawson, farmer, b. in Stepney parish, 

Middlesex, England, May 30, 1827, m. Elizabeth Boon^ of 

Stonemarket, Suffolk, dau. of William Boon. Res. 1873, New 

Prospect, Winston county. Miss. Five children : 

5-56. Emma, b, May 11, 1848. 
5-57. Fanny Elizabeth, b. Sept. 22, 1850. 
5-58. Sarah Jane, b. Jan. 2, 1853. 
5-59. James William, b. March 5, 1856. 
5-60. Maria Emily, b. June 5, 1858. 



T^he Dawson Family. 367 

Notes. I. A clerg\-man ofthechu^hofEnghnd, namedDawson, wasin 
South Carolina in the colonial times. He arrived in the colony in 1766. — 
Ramsay's History of South Carolina, vol. 2, p. 7, note. 

IL JostPH Dawson, a native of the south of Ireland (county Kerry or 
Cork), emigrated to Charleston in 1832, with familv of four sons and 
four daughters. The sons were: 1. John, who d. in California. His 
sons, Francis J., accountant, and. Richard, clerk, res. 1873, in Charleston. 
2. Job, grocer, res. 1873, in Charleston, has son, Job, jun., stencil cutter, 
also of Charleston. 3. Francis, res. 1873, New York. 4^ Joseph, 
druggist, res. 1873, Charleston ; has family. 

III. " Fran'cis W Dawson, of The Nezvs (Riordon, Dawson & Co., 
1867), was born in London, England, in 1840. At the time of the 
breaking out of the war between the Confederate States and the Federal 
Union, he was engaged on the editorial staiTof a London newspaper. In 
December, 1861, he enlisted at Southampton, England, as a sailor on the 
Confederate steamship Nashville. On the arrival of the steamer at Beau- 
fort, North Carolina, early in 1862, he was appointed a master's mate 
in the navy of the new Confederacy. This position he resigned in June, 
1862, and joined the " Purcell Battery,'' Hill's division, army of Northern 
Virginia, as a private. In August, 1862, he was commissioned first 
lieutenant of artiilerv, and assigned to duty as ordnance officer on the 
staff of General Longstrest. In the spring of 1S64 he was promoted to 
a captaincy of artillery, and in the fall of the same year was transferred 
to the staff of Gen. Fitz Hugh Lee, where he served until the end of the 
war. When the Richmond Examiner was revived, in 1865, Mr. Dawson 
became one of its local reporters. After the Examiner had been sup- 
pressed by the United States' military authorities, Mr. Dawson accepted 
a position among the corps of editors of the Richmond Dispatch, and held 
it until the fall of 1866, when he became assistant editor of the Charles- 
ton Mercury, Nov. 19, 1866. This position he held until October, 
1 867, when he became one of the proprietors and editors of the Charles- 
ton Daily Netc'j." — From The Newspaper Press of Charleston, p i8i. 
Mr. D. is still, in 1873, a resident of Charleston, and editor of the News. 



GEORGIA. 

In regard to the family history of the late U. S. Senator, 
William C, Dawson, of Georgia, there has been much misappre- 
hension. It has been generally supposed by the Maryland 
Dawsons, and those of Maryland descent, that he was descended 
from a family originally settled in that state. As will be seen 
below, his father came from England, and planted in Georgia 
a distinct and original family. As to the traditional southern 
offshoot of the Maryland stock, see some curious information 
accompanying the records of the families of that state. 



FAMILY OF GEORGE DAWSON, 

Of Greene Co., Georgia, 1784. 

Under date of March 3, 1871, the late Dr. Thomas H. 
Dawson, of Glenville, Ala., nephew of Senator Dawson, wrote 
as follows : ' 

" My grandfather's name was George Dawson. He came 
to the United States a British soldier during the war between 
England and the colonies, and believing England wrong in her 
course towards our people, he deserted as soon as he came in 
reach of Washington's lines, and remained a soldier under him 
to the end of the war. After peace was declared he stopped a 
year or two in North Carolina,- and there married a young 
widow, Mrs. Ruth Skidmore, then the mother of one child, 

' The letter was addressed to A. H. H. Dawson. Esq., of New York city, to whose 
kindness the compiler is indebted for the use of it. 

=> Peace was not formally "declared " until after the signing of the definitive treaty 
of peace in Paris, 3d Sept., 17835 but the war was considered as practically ended 
by the surrender of Lord Cornwalls at Yorktown, 19 Oct., 1781. In consequence 
of a general persuasion that peace was at hand, large numbers of soldiers were imme- 
diately paroled, went home, and were never recalled. Probably it was while paroled, 
pending the conclusion of the treaty, that George Dawson " stopped a year or two in 
North Carolina." Otherwise the term of his residence in that state must have been 
brief, as he was living in Georgia in January, 1784, in which month the eldest child 
was born. 



T^he Dawsofi Family. 369 

Samuel Skidmore. Shortly after their marriage they moved to 
Georgia, and settled on the head waters of the Ogeechee river, 
in Greene county,' the Indians having but recently left that part 
of the state to occupy the lands on the west of the river Oconee. 
Here my father. Gen. Thomas Dawson, was born, under a 
shelter covered with bark, on the 25th of January, 1784, He 
was the first white child born in the county of Greene. Here 
he grew to manhood, and filled most of the offices of trust and 
honor in the gift of the people. He died 26 Feb., 1846, near 
Greensboro, the county seat. My grandfather had five sons, 
Thomas, Reuben, John, George and William C. Dawson. 
The character and services of the latter are doubtless well known 

to you. 

" My father, Thomas Dawson, had six sons, George Ashley, 
Thomas Henry, John Rogers, James Crosby, Reuben Josiah 
and William Curran, all of whom are dead, except Reuben, 
William and myself. Add to these Edgar G. Dawson, the 
only surviving son of my uncle, William C. Dawson, and you 
have all the living male representatives of my grandfather, except 
our sons, of whom there are some eight or ten. 

" Our great grandfather's name was John Dawson, ot Sut- 
terby, in the county of Lincoln, England. His arms were 
granted in 1640. George, our grandfather, was born in Lincoln 
county, England. This is the best account we have been able 
to get of the early history of the family. Our grandfather never 
corresponded with any of his relatives after the Revolutionary 
war, but a letter received as late as 1866 from Richard Dawson, 
of Hertfordshire, England, furnishes these statements in regard 
to John Dawson, from whom, doubtless, we have descended. 
He states that all the men of the family were tall, with ruddy 
complexions, and blue or hazel eyes, were great sportsmen, 
keeping first rate horses of every class, and the best stock ot all 
kinds." ^ 

• Greene countv was laid out in 17S6, having previously formed a part of Wash- 
ington county, which was established in 17S4, and included "all the territory from 
the Cherokee corner, north, extending from the Ogeechee to the Oconee, south to 
Liberty county."— //;"ir.;r;.-a/ Cdlicaons of d-rgia, pp. 476 and 6-6. 

= The original of the letter of Richard Dawson, Esq., oi Hertfordshire, above re- 
ferred to, having be^n forwarded to the compiler by a member of Dr. Dawson's lamily, 
it is copied in full btlow. The letter alone ^if" r.o >uhi!jr.:,al ground tor the state- 
ment that Dr. Dawson's gt. gr. father was the John Dawson, ot Sutterby, whose arms 

47 



370 The Dawson Fa?uily. 



Frcrr. the foregoing, ard letters of Reuben y . Duiusor., Esq., of Greensboro, Ga., Edgar 
E. DaiL'Son, Esy., of Baltimore, Aid., and ethers, ivith the use of sketches of Senator 
Daii'son and family in -varicui published zvorks, the follotxingrecord has been compiled. 

1. George Dawson, said to have been a native of Lincoln 
county, England, came to America a British soldier during the 
. revolutionary war, and deserted the British service to espouse 
the American cause. He m. in North Carolina, widow Ruth 
Skidmore, and with her removed to Greene county, Georgia, 
where they, in common with others, encountered the hardships 
and perils incident to all early settlements in our western and 
south western states. The Indians had not yet been removed 
from their neighborhood, and privations, self-denial, self reliance 

are said to have been granted in 1640. Perhaps Dr. Dawson may have followed up 
the clue given in the letter, and obtained satisfactory evidence as to the ancestry of 
his grandfather, George Dawion, founder of the family in Georgia. Ij an ar.cestcr, 
John Dawson of Sutterby, 1640, must have been some generations removed from the 
Georgia settler of 1784. The letter is as follows : 

" Albury Hall, Ware, Hertfordshire, May 7, 1866. 
" Sir, 

Your letter has been furwarded to me from Withcall, where my father resided, 
and after his death I remained there ten years, when I bought my present property. 
I will tell you what I can of my family. If you belong to us you are descended from 
my ancestor, Jno. Dawson, Esq., of Sutterby, in the county of Lincoln, whose arms 
were granted in 1640.'^ The Dawson family were all tall, tine men, ruddy com- 
plexions, with blue or hazel eyes, have always been great sportsmen, keeping first rate 
horses of every class, and the best stock of all kinds. It strikes me very forcibly that 
I have heard my father mention that one of the family belonging either to his uncle 
or great uncle was lost. The whole of my father's family are dead. Several of the 
names you state are our family names, John, Thomas, William and Sarah. I recol- 
lect a cousin of my father's, William, who had only one child, a son, George, who 
married the only child of Captain Stephens. They both died without issue, so that 
branch is extinct. I am the only son of Richard Dawson, and have two sisters; am 
married, and have one child ; am a magistrate for the county of Hertford. I will 
seal this with our arms. We have few relations. 

" If Jno. Wood, whom you mention, be the son of Wm. Wood, the cattle dealer, 
I have bought beasts of him, and fancy he and his brother, who were partners, wete 
Yorkshire men. They were large jobbers. I have not seen either of them for 16 
or 1 8 years. 

" Several of our family are buried in St. Botolph's, Lincoln, and the monuments of 
the earlier branches are in the church at Sutterby, near Spilsby It strikes me very 
forcibly that your grandfather was the brother of Wm. Dawson, who would now be 
about no years old, were he living. William had only one brother, and he himself 
standing about six feet high, a tine man, he is buried in St. Botolph's. 

" Sincerely yours, 

" Richard Dawson." 

" Mr. Reuben J. Dawson." 

• According to Burke, the arms of the Dawsons of Sutterby were granted to James Dawson in 
1664. — Sti f. 5 cf this work. 



T^lie Dawso7i Family. 371 

and courage, were amons; their virtues aud their experiences. 
They had nine children, all b. in Greene county :^ 

2-1. Thomas, b. Jan. 25, 1784, d. in Greene county, Feb. 26, 1846; m. 

2-2. Mary, b. May 17, 1785. McIntosh. 

2-3. Sarah, b. July 4, 1786. Furlovv. 

2-4. Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1789. Mulkey. 

2—5. John, b. May lo, 1792, known as Major John Dau'son, served in 

war of 1812-14, m. Elizabeth Cessna ; no male descendants 

living, 1871.- 
2-6. Reuben, b. Dec. 10, 1793 ; m. 
Z--J. George, b. March 28, 1795 ; m. 
2-8. William Crosby, b. Jan. 4, 1798, d. in Greensboro, Ga., May 6, 

1856 ; m. 
2-9. Rucha C, b. Mav 15, 1803, m. Fornifold H. Green'e, of North 

Carolina, a relative of Gen. Nathaniel Greene, for whom Greene 

county was named. 

2-1. Thomas Dawson, b. in Greene county, Ga., Jan. 25, 
1784, remained all his life a resident of that county, which he 
represented frequently in the state legislature, and of which he 
was also sheriff. He served as captain of a volunteer company 
in the war with England (1812-14) and as major under Gen. 
Adams in the war with the Creek Indians. At the time of his 
death, which occurred near Greensboro, Feb. 26, 1846, he 
was engaged in business as a commission merchant and tactor 
at Augusta, Ga. He m. Dec. i, 1803, Susanna H. Rogers^ who 
d. Oct. I, 1864, dau. of John Rogers, of North Carolina. 
She was a woman of cultivated mind and exemplary Christian 
character. Thev had eight children, all b. in Greene county : 

3-1. Leonore Boykin, b. Oct. 7, 1805, m. Dec. i, 1824. John D. 
Turner, of Va., and d. near Madison, Ga., Sept. 23, 1825 ; 
one child. 

' " I may be prolix and prosaic, but I love to remember the mothers of titty years 
ago, those who gave birth to Lucius O C. and Mirabeau B. Lam.ir, to Willlam C. 
Dawsos, Bishop George Pierce, Alexander Stuart and Joseph Lumpkin. I knew 
them all, and, with arFectionate delight, remember their virtues, and recall the social 
hours we have enjoyed together, when they were matrons, and I the companion of 
their sons. And now, when all are gone, and time is crowding me to the grave, the 
nobleness of their characters, the simplicity of their bearing in the discharge ot their 
household duties, and the ingenuousness of their manners in social intercourse, is a 

cherished, venerated memory They were sensible, modest and moral 

women, and their virtues live after them in the exalted character ot their illustrious 
sons." — Sparks' T/a Mem-jrits of Fifty Tiari, p. 100. 

^ John Dawson is mentioned as among the early settlers oi Cass county, Ga. — 
Historical Collections r,J Gc^r^ia, p. Z98. 



372 T^he Dawson Family. 

3-2. George Ashley, b. Aug. 12, 1807. admitted to the Bar, 1828, m. 

June 27, 1828, Martha K. Butt,^ and d. at VVarrenton, Ga., 

Sept. 12, 1829, without issue. 
3-3. Thomas Henry, b. April 8, 1809, d. in Glenville, Ala., June 19, 

1873 ; m. 
3-4. John Rogers, b. Dec, 20, 1810, d. in Columbus, Ga., Oct. 29, 

1852 ; m. 
3-5. James Crofby, b. Oct. 27, 1812, many years in importing dry 

goods trade, d. May, 1866. 
3-6. Ann Winefried, b. April 19, 1814, m. April 21, 1831, Thomas 

P. F. Threewits : res. 1873, Columbus, Ga. ; 5 children. 
3-7. Reuben Josiah, b. April 21, 1816, res. 1873, Greensboro, Ga.; ot. 
3-8. William Curran, b. Sept. 17, 1818, res. 1873, Glenville, Ala. ; m. 

2i-2i, Mary Daiuson^ b. in Greene county, Ga., May 17, 
1785, m. in Greene county, Col. D.wid McIntosh. Two 
children: 
3-9. Crosby. ...... 

3-10. Parazade. 

2-3. Sarah Dawson^ b. in Greene county, Ga., July 4, 1786, 
m. David P'urlow. They had seven children : 

3— II. Osborn, m. Sarah Ann Bunkley, of Greene county. 

3-12. Rutha. 

3—13. James Thomas, m. Sarah Ann Hutchinson, of Greene county. 

3-14. Mary. 

3-15. Ann. 

3-16. George, m. Lucy Dickens^ of Clarke county, Ga. 

3-17. Albert, m. "Jane Skuptrine, of Upson county, Ga. 

2-4. Elizabeth Dawson^ b. in Greene county, Ga., March 

25, 1789, m. Dr. MuLKEY. They had one son : 

3—18. George. 

2-6. Reuben Dawson, b. in Greene Co., Ga., Dec. 10, 

1793, m. Sept. 13, 1 8 14, Hannah IValton Alathewsr They 

had six children : 

3-19. Malvina, m. Gen. Charles Nelson. 

3-20. Sarah, m. Benja.min Goode- 

3-21. Antoinette, m. Edwin J. Mapp. 

3-22. Upzier, m. Dr. E. H. Metcalf, of Te.xas. 

3—23. Carrie, m. George Downing. 

3—24. Richard, went west, d. 

'She m. 2d, Dr. Richard Banks, of Elbert countv, and res. a wid. at Gainesville, 
Ga. (1873). 

^Reuben Dawson was a member of the first grand jury of Campbell county, 
Georgia. — See Historical Collections of Georgia, p. 293. 




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The Dawson Fainlly. yj'i^ 

2-7. Col. George Dawson, b. in Greene county, Ga., 
March 28, 1795, m. June 17, 1818, Sarah Branchy of North 
Carolina ; was many years sheriff of Greene county ; d. leaving 
one son : 

3-25. George Malcomb, d. 

2-S. Hon. William Crosby Dawson was b. in Greene 
county, Ga., Jan. 4, 1798. After an academic course, taken 
under the direction, first, of the Rev. Dr. Cumming, a Scotch- 
Irish divine of great learning and piety, and afterwards at the 
county academy in Greensboro, he entered the Franklin College, 
of Athens, at an early age, and was graduated from that Insti- 
tution in 1 8 16. He devoted the following year to the study of 
the law in the ofHce of the Hon. Thomas W. Cobb, at Lex- 
ington, and then entered the famous lav/ school of Judges Reeve 
and Gould, at Litchfield, Conn., where he took a full course of 
lectures. On his return to Greensboro, in 181 8, he was ad- 
mitted to the bar, and at once entered upon the labors of his 
profession in his native county. He had a buoyant temperament, 
a vigorous constitution, and studious, industrious habits, and he 
soon acquired a large practice, which was also a lucrative one 
for those times. Although in the course of his life often in 
public service, he was, up to the time of his death, except when 
on the bench, a laborious practitioner, and even when a member 
of the United States Senate the recesses of Congress were occu- 
pied with professional labors. 

In 1821 he was elected clerk of the House of Representa- 
tives of the state legislature, which office he continued to fill 
through frequent changes of party supremacy, for ten or twelve 
consecutive years. In 1828 he compiled and published, by 
legislative appointment, the statutes of Georgia, and in 1834-5, 
he represented his native county in the state senate. He was 
captain of a volunteer company in the Creek and Seminole war 
of 1836, and was entrusted by General Scott with a separate 
command, and detailed for a special service, in the performance 
of which he distinguished himself for his gallantry and courage. 
From that year until 1841 he was a representative in the 
National Congress. In 1840 he was nominated by the Whig 
party for governor, but was defeated. His defeat was attributed 
to a vote he had given in Congress in favor of including tea and 



374 ^he Dawson Family. 

coffee in the tariff for revenue ; and construing his defeat into a 
disapproval of his congressional course, he resigned his office of 
representative, and gave himself up to his profession. He was 
a very effective advocate, and where important interests had to 
be litigated he was generally retained as leading counsel. 

In 1845 he was appointed, by Governor Crawford, a judge of 
the Supreme Court of the Ocmulgee district, to hll a vacancy. 
He accepted the office until an election could be had by the 
legislature, but declined being a candidate for the bench, al- 
though assured of an election had he been willing to con- 
tinue in the office.' Two years later he was elected to the 
senate of the United States, in which body he held an honored 
place and commanded a wide influence until the expiration of 
his term of office in 1855. His failure of a reelection was no doubt 
a serious disappointment to him, but he declared that he should 
leave the senate without any personal regrets. Probably no one 
of the many offices of trust and honor which he held through 
the partiality of his fellow citizens was more esteemed by him 
than that of grand master of the Grand Lodge (masonic) of 
Georgia, which high position he held from 1843 until his death. ^ 
This event occurred suddenly, with only a few hours' warning, 
at his home in Greensboro, May 6, 1856. The announcement 
took the country by surprise, and the press everywhere noticed 
It in terms of the highest respect for his character, and sorrow 
for his death. 

In the performance of his public duties he was remarkable for 
his patience, urbanity and frankness, and his habits were always 

Althou^-h the most arFable of men, open to the approaches of every honest class 
of the people at appropriate times, relishing keenly the Hash of forensic wit and the 
play of popular humor, and despising the false dignity wh-ch so often covers shallow 
mmds and cold hearts, yet few of our judges maintained with better etfect the grave 
earnestness, the quiet order, and the solemn authority so necessary to the administra- 
tion of justice._ Wuh steady hand he balanced the scales ; and the best commentary 
upon his brief administration is found in the uncomplaining acquiescence of bar and 

people in the soundness, independence and impartiality of his judgments." Hon. 

E. A. Nesbit, in Miller's Bench and Bar of Ge-.r^ia, vol. i, p. 310. 

' His portrait was published, in a handsome lithugraph, by the proprietors of the 
Masonic &gn:t and Jcurnal, at Atlanta, about the time of his death ; and masonic 
bodies throughout the country testified by resolutions and otherwise their deep sense 
of his loss. The following is a list of masonic lodges supposed to have been named 
in his honor : Dj-u.i'.r. Lodge. No. 16, Washington, D. C. ; ditto, 183, Winchester, 
Wayne Co., Miss. ; di-.to, 129, Scottville, Claiborne Parish, La.; ditto, 69, Craw- 
fordsviile, Taliaferro Co., Ga. ; ditto. 68, Social Circle, Walton Co , Ga. ; ditto, 244 
Oakey Street, Butler Co., Ala.— Uni-vcnal Masonic Record and Directory, 1S60 "^ ' 



'The Dawson Family. 375 

those of a vigilant, industrious man of business. He was 
characterized by good sense and a manly independence. In 
Congress his capacity for affairs secured for him the chairmanship 
of two important committees, one of which, that on claims, is 
considered one of the most laborious and useful positions apper- 
taining to the national legislature. Fie spoke rarely, and when 
he did take the floor it was upon a question requiring action. 
His constituents were served with the utmost fidelity, and, if 
not a great statesman, he was a conscientious, intelligent, liberal 
minded legislator, whose public acts were never influenced by 
a corrupt or unworthy motive.' 

The testimony of those who knew him well is that he was 
ever, in his private life, one of tiie purest and most blameless of 
men. He delighted in the sports of the turf and the field, always 
keeping a fine pack of fox-hounds, the fleetest in the country, 
which he spared no expense in procuring.- Though highly re- 
fined and courtly in his manners, he was eminently social in his 
nature and habits. He had a keen wit, was skillful in repartee, 

' " Will you, who yet live, and were children when I was a child, turn back with 
me in memory to those days, and to those who were your school fellows and play- 
mates then ? Do you remember who were the brave and generous, kind and truthful 
among them ? and do you recall their after lives ? Answer me ; were not these the 
true men in that day ^ Do you remember William C. Dawson, Joseph H. Lumpkin, 
Lucius Q. C. Lamar, and his brother Mirabeau B. Lamar, Eugenius N'esbit, Walter 
T. Colquitt and Eli S. Shorter? How varied in temperament, in character, in 
talents, and yet how like in the great leading features of" the soul ! Love for their 
country, love for their kind, love tor the good was common to them all ; unselfish 
beyond what was necessary to the wants of their families, generous in the outpourings 
of the soul, philanthropic and full of charity. They hoarded no wealth, nor sought 
it as a means of power or promotion. Intent upon the general good, and content 
with an approving conscience and the general approbation, their lives were correct 
and their services useful, and they live in the memory of a grateful people as public 
benefactors." — Sparks' The Memories of Fifty 7'cjrs, p. i68, see also pp. 174, 180, 
485. 

2 " His hounds and blooded steeds were his subordinate pets. He loved the echo 
of the mellow horn, the dashing ride, the incoming at the death, and the festive 
glee that crowned the chase. Upon such occasions the dignity of the senator gave 
place to the harmless ahj.r.don of the boy." — -Judge Nesbit, in Bench and Ear of 
Georgia. The oUowing is from a letter to the author of that work from Edgar G. 

Dawson, Esq., son of the senator : " My father was the best horseman I ever 

saw, and surpassed all his companions in his exploits upon the field with his horse 
and hounds. I have frequently seen him from daybreak until nightfall in the chase 
(of the red fox, the fleetest and most enduring of the species), and then return home 
and work until twelve or one o'clock in his oliice. I think he was one of the most 
industrious men I ever knew, and at the same time the most social. He made com- 
panions of his children, upon the circuit, at Washington, in his travels, upon 

the plantation, — and seemed delighted, in the chase, to see his sons well mounted, 
contesting with him the palm of horsemanship in leaping fences and ditches, and in 
keeping nearest the hounds in full pursuit through woods and fields." 



3/6 The Dawson Family. 

and for harmless fun and innocent frolic he had a peculiar relish, 
The recollection of his anecdotes, his pleasantries, and his prac- 
tical jokes, is still fondly cherished by his former associates/ 

"In the courts and in tavern-halls, on the wayside and in 
grave assemblies, his sympathies with the people found means 
of expression. Without effort on his part, he was always the 
centre of a listening crowd, eager to know his opinions, and to 
catch the playful humor of his conversation. He knew more 
men personally than any man of his day ; and those he did not 
know he seemed to know. A cordial grasp of the hand, a 
word of recognition, a bow, a pleasant inquiry, or a bantering 
salutation, as well as good offices, were the price which he was 
wont to pay tor golden opinions. But let it not be understood 
that for selfish ends he thus bought the favor of the people. 
That a man of his sagacity should not know that such means 
would result in available popularity is not a possible conclusion ; 
yet those who knew him well are convinced that, irrespective 
of availability to such an end, his mode of intercourse would 
have been the same. As a proof of his attractiveness as a man, 
and in memory of the kindliness of his nature, let it be recorded 
that many of his clients, whilst opposed to him in opinion, 
sustained him as a politician. Rarely, indeed, do party ties yield 
to the claims of private friendship. The former are usually 
stronger than even those of nature. The personal qualities re- 
ferred to, with his firm mind, and strong, pure character, made 
him for many years the most popular man in Georgia. 

" His knowledge of men was very remarkable, as well as his 
tact in their management. If required to name the quality of 
mind which, more than any other, contributed to a career as a 
lawyer and statesman which cannot be designated otherwise than 
as brilliant, I should point to his power of insight into character. 
No man knew better how to control the conduct of others by 
touching those springs of action which are hid from the ordinary 
observer. I'his faculty was native ; yet it derived efficiency 
from a large experience. He studied men as some people study 
books, and made a better use of them than philosophers often 
make of the facts of science. In the extracting of testimony 
trom an unwilling witness, in its elucidation before the jury, in 

' See historical ColUctiom of Giorgia, pp. 260 — 317. 



l^he Da%vso?i Fafuily. 2,77 

the selection of jurvmen, in fencing and foining with an ad- 
versary, in detecting the idiosyncrasies of the judge, and more 
especially in exposing fraud lurking in the details of complicated 
transactions, it availed him as an instrument of tremendous power. 
Shrewd and quick of eye, he was prompt to seize a vantage- 
ground, to recover from a false move, or to discover and storm 
the weak points in a cause. He knew when to beat a retreat, 
or how to capitulate with the honors of war, to break the force 
of an argument by a timely jest, or to overwhelm his antagonist 
with the clear, outstanding equity of his case. And if, perchance, 
there was anything ludicrous in the claims or conduct of the 
adverse litigant, he was wont to ignore gravity, and 'laugh the 
case out of court.' Without disparaging his learning, it must 
be conceded that he u-as most powerful in the management of a 
cause and as an advocate. 

" In legal decisions he relied more upon elementary principles 
than adjudicated cases, and was greatly indebted to the native 
suggestions of a vigorous mind. His was not the error o^ crush- 
ing a case under accumulated authority, or the folly of stifling it 
in a cloud of remote analogies. It was not his habit (like his 
great contemporarv, John Macpherson Berrien) to reduce an 
argument to mathematical exactness whilst he clothed it in the 
drapery of the most exquisite rhetoric, yet it was his good for- 
tune to see the strong points of a cause, and to present them 
with a sturdv lo2;ic. 

"Judge Dawson was noted among his brethren for his skill 
in settling cases out of court, more especially such as he foresaw 
would scarcely be settled favorably in the court-house. He 
knew the value of compromising. Nor is it otherwise than true 
that his out-door settlements were characterized by liberality 
and forbearance. At all events, the loser not unfrequently 
came out of his hands believing that he was, after all, the favored 
party. 

" It was his thorough knowledge of human nature that ena- 
bled him to adapt himself with such peculiar facility to the 
company he might chance to be in. He was not a learned man, 
yet he was at home more than most men in a circle of savans. 
And he was equally at his ease on the streets of Greensboro and 
at the dinings of Count Bodisco at Washington. He was all 
48 



37^ T^he "Dawson Fa7?ii!y. 

things to all men, not in the sense of hypocritical adaptation, 
but of amiable accommodation. 

" The person is to be considered in acquiring correct views 
of a man. Especially is it an element of strength or of weak- 
ness in oratory. In this regard he was favored. He was above 
medium height, but well knit, combining strength with activity. 
Hit face would attract the observation of a stranger, not because 
of its intellectuality, but through its benevolent and various ex- 
pression. His voice was strong, his walk elastic, and his 
attitude erect. And pleasant, indeed, it was to observe the 
movements of his small, quick, vigilant and hilarous gray eyes. 
He was a free and ready speaker, rather vehement in manner, 
handling facts with adroitness and arguments with force. He 
owed little to the schools or the classics. He was not wanting 
in sensibility (the soul of true eloquence) nor in a just apprecia- 
tion of great tfeemes or great occasions. Hence his most suc- 
cessful efforts were made when some great question of popular 
right had stirred the masses, or the life or estate of a client hung 
upon the verdict of a jury. At such times he was eloquent. 
Sensible himself to every generous or noble or compassionate 
emotion, and detesting every form of meanness, I have seen the 
listening jury melt beneath his appeals or glow beneath the fire 
of his denunciations."^ 

Mr. Dawson m. ist, in 1819, Henrietta AI. IVingfield^ dau. 
of Dr. Thomas and Sidney Wingfield, of Greensboro. Her 
father was an eminent physician, whose family had emigrated 
to Georgia from the state of Virginia. She was b. 1802, and 
d. in Washington city, D. C, April 7, 1850. To use her 
husband's own language, she was " the chief source of his hap- 
piness and success ;" and in the language of another, " She was 
a lady of great beautv, of refined tastes, easy yet dignified 
manners, remarkable for good sense, and distinguished for her 
intense yet unostentatious piety. She possessed in a remarkable 
degree the almost indescribable quality which is indicated by the 
word ' sensible,' a word which, in its application to women, 
means an almost intuitive perception of what is proper under all 
circumstances. Without bringing down upon herself the un- 
pleasant observation of the world, or violating the delicacies 

^ Judge Nesbit, in Binch and Bar of Georgia, vol. I,j)p. 311, 312. 



^he Dawson Family. 379 

peculiar to her sex and station, she, with consummate address, 
became his strongest auxiliary in every honorable aspiration of 
his life. With him she ascended gracefully to the highest level 
of social life at Washington. She adapted herself to his cir- 
cumstances, gave to practical things the aid of her sound judg- 
ment, to the hospitalities of his house the elegancies of a culti- 
vated taste, to her children the unwearied assiduities of a mother, 
to the poor profuse charity, and to God the devotion of a meek 
and quiet spirit. Judge Dawson appreciated the character of 
his wife, and repaid her love with the most marked respect and 
most unremitting tenderness.'" They had eight children : 
3-26. William Reid, d. 183S, while a scudent in the University of Ga. ; 
unm. 

3-27. Henry Mounger, d. aged 3 years. 

3-28. George Oscar, a lawyer, several times a representative in the 
Georgia legislature from Greene county ; captain Co. I, 8th 
Georgia Confederate Regiment, d. June, 1865.- 

3-29. Henrietta Wingfield, res. 1873, Columbus, Ga. Hill. 

3-30. Edgar Gilmer, lawyer, res. 1873, Baltimore, Md. ; m. 

3-31. Emma Caledonia, res. 1873, South Carolina. Seabrook. 

3-32. Lucien Wmgiield, Passed Midshipman, U. S. N., d. 1865 ; m. 

3-33. Thomas Wingfidd, M. D., m. Anna Cody, of Columbus, Ga. ; d. 
1859, without issue. 

In November, 1854, Senator Dawson m. 2d, iVIrs. Eliza M. 
Williams, an accomplished lady of Tenn. She survived him, 
and res. 1873, ^" Memphis. 

3-3. Dr. Thomas Henry Dawson was b. in Greensboro, 
Greene county, Georgia, April 8, 1809. After the usual aca- 
demic course, he studied medicine, and practiced extensively, 
becoming eminent in his profession. He united, while very 
young, with the Methodist Episcopal church, and was remark- 
able from his earliest years for the purity and probity of his life. 
He lived in various places in Georgia and Alabama, and every 
where, by the force of his character, the light of his virtues, and 
the power of his intellect, he was prominent, influential and 
useful. He was, for some time, a representative and senator 
in the state legislature, and was tendered, but declined, a nomi- 
nation to Congress. In later years he became noted in his part 

' Judge Nesbit, i.T Bench and Bar of Gcrgu, vol. I, p. 317. 

» Capt. Dawson commanded the 8th Regt., in the battle of Garrett's Landing, July 
28, 1862. See his report ot that battle, in Rebellion Record, vol. 9, p. 519. 



380 7 he Dawson Family. 

of the state as a preacher, having been licensed in 1833. He 
always remained, however, what is known in the peculiar 
economy of the Methodist church as a "local" preacher, not 
devoting himself exclusively to the ministerial work, but com- 
bining with it the labors of ai doctor, planter and legislator, thus 
*' serving the church and his fellow men in the use of all his 
gifts." He was ordained a deacon in 1837, and an elder in 
1843. -^^ ''^ described by Bishop Pierce, of Alabama, as having 
possessed " a striking presence, a glowing countenance, a soft, 
ringing voice, a quick, fertile, ready intellect^ a heart of tender 
sensibility and powerful enthusiasm, all sanctified by simple, 
fervent piety." As a minister he was popular, able and effective, 
and the common opinion of those best fitted to judge of his 
qualifications for the ministry, his endowments of heart and in- 
tellect, is, that if he had given himself entirely to this work he 
would have ranked foremost among preachers. A great part 
of his life was spent in labor among the poor and obscure in 
works of simple, unostentatious charity, wherein, as minister and 
physician, and as freely in one character as the other, he de- 
voted himself to the humblest of the numerous very poor of his 
neighborhood. He had in a rare degree the faculty of adapting 
himself to any company in which he might be thrown, and hence 
was a great favorite in social life. Families vied with each other 
in their efforts to secure his company, and cherished the recol- 
lection of his visits as among the most pleasant episodes of their 
home Ufe. He was truthful, candid, unbiassed, a safe counsellor, 
and a frequent arbitrator in cases o{ difficulty between neighbors. 
Before the outbreak of the civil war Dr. Dawson had become 
a man of large wealth. The war cost him the loss of the greater 
part of his estate, and financial misfortunes followed which for 
a time embarrassed and depressed him. But he speedily rallied, 
and at the time of his decease had, to a considerable extent, 
repaired his wasted fortunes. At all times his house was the 
home of his friends, and it was rarely without a visitor. He d. 
at Glenville, Ala., from apoplexy, June 19, 1873. On the 
previous day he had, in apparent health, been about his usual 
avocations, visiting among others an indigent patient whom he 
had attended gratuitously for more than a year, and while in- 
forming her that she must shortly die, so directing her thoughts 



The Dawson Fa?7iiiy. 3^^ 

and his own that both passed a very happy hour together. That 
evening he led a prayer meeting, and so closed an exemplary 
and eminently useful life, for his death occurred suddenly in the 
night a few hours after, and almost at the same moment, it is 
said, his patient died also. The language of a resolution passed 
by the Eufaula District Conference, July 30, 1873, "That in 
the death of Dr. Thomas H. Dawson the church has lost one 
of her ablest and most beloved ministers, the state a wise and 
true Christian patriot, his companion and children an affectionate 
husband and father, and the community in which he lived its 
most useful citizen," expresses sentiments which were repeated 
in substance in numerous newspaper notices of his decease, and 
by the various societies and associations with which he was con- 
nected.^ 

Dr. Dawson m. ist, in Columbia Co., Ga., Feb. 23, 1830, 
Ann Blair, who was b. June ii, 181 1, and d. June 23, 1842, 
leaving two children : 
4-1. Mary E., b. in Columbia Co., Ga., Sept. 8, 183 I, res. 1873, Glen- 

ville, Ala. McGough. 
4-2. George William, b. in Columbia Co., Nov. xz, 1835, res. 1873, 
Bullock Co., Ala. ; m. 
Dr. Dawson m. 2d, July 26, 1843, M. Hardwick, who was 
b. Sept. II, 1821, and d. Dec. 20, 1847, leaving one child: 
4-3. Henry H., b. in Columbia Co., Ga., April 27, 1844, res. 1873, 
Glenville, Ala. ; m. 
Dr. Dawson m. 3d, Sept. 26, 1849, Annie Snider, 'who wash. 
Sept. 18, 1827, dau. of Hon. Benj. and Margaret T. Snider, of 
Savannah. She res. 1873, at Glenville. Two children: 
4-4. Annie Tommie, b. in Ala., July 21, 1850, res. 1873, Glenville. 

Mitchell. 
4-5. Susie Snider, b. in Ala., April 28, 1852, res. 1873, Glenville. 
Mitchell. 

3-4. John Rogers Dawson, b. in Greensboro, Ga., Dec. 
20, 1 8 10, became a prominent merchant of Columbus, and one 

' " In all the social relations of life, Dr. Dawson was a model gentleman. So 
kind, considerate and tender, so patient, forbearing and magnanimous, a peace maker 
in society, an active leader in the church. In his family his presence was sunshine. 
His household worship morning and evening incense. His piety grew with his years, 
ripened, mellowed. The last day uf his life was bright, beautiful and blest. Diligent 
in his business, fervent in spirit, happy in the love of God and the hope of heaven, 
he ministered to the sick and dying, led a prayer meeting, returned home, lay down 
to rest and sleep, and woke in heaven." — Bishop Fierce. 



382 T'he T) aw son Family. 

of its most wealthy and influential citizens. He m. in Columbus, 
March 24, 1836, Jane Amoret Totuns^ and d. in same place, 
Oct. 29, 1852. They had five children : 

4-6. Henry Rogers, b. July 26, 1837, m. Jan. 7, 1867, M^iry Ellen 

Cowan, res. 1873, Union Springs, Ala. 
4-7. D. Towns, b. July 14, 1839. 
4-8. Mary Ella, b. July 8, 1841, m. June 15, 1867, J. C. Clapp, d. 

Nov. 22, 1871, leaving two children. 
4-9. John Fountainc, b. July 22, 1843, m. Nov. 13, 1866, Maldenetta 

Cowan, res. 1873, Union Springs, Ala. 
4-10. Amoret Towns, b. April 15, 1849, m. June 21, 1870, Wm. C. 

Gray. 

3-7. Reuben Josiah Dawson, b, in Greene Co., Ga., 
April 21, 1816, became early a student of law, but abandoned 
the profession on account of ill health. He was a soldier in 
the Creek war of 1836, and has been somewhat prominent in 
political life in his locality, having held various minor public 
offices. Prior to the late war he was engaged in business as a 
cotton commission merchant at Augusta, Ga., and as a planter 
both in Alabama and Georgia. By the war he lost the principal 
part of his estate. He res. 1873, at Greensboro, in his native 
county. He m. Feb. 18, 1841, Mrs. Elizabeth Janes who 
was b. in Wilkes county, Ga., 1815, dau. of John H. and Mary 
Gresham. They have had seven children : 

4-1 1. John Thomas, b. in Taliaferro Co., Ga., Dec. 10, 1841, res. 

1873, Greensboro ; m. 
4-12. Susan Lurena, b. in Greene Co., Ga., Nov. 23, 1843, d. in 

Greensboro, Feb. 13, 1861. 
4-13. Emma Hazeltine, b. in Greene Co., June 11, 1845, d. at Glen- 

ville, Ala., 1870. Henderson. 
4-14. James Henry Threewits, b. in Greene Co., Oct. 22, 1848, res. 

1873, Atlanta, Ga. 
4-15, Henrietta Wingfield, b. in Greene Co., Nov. 30, 1850, d. Oct. 

16, 1851. 
4-16. William Crosby, b. in Greensboro, May 6, 1855, res. 1873, 

Atlanta. 
f-17. Elizabeth Gresham, b. in Greensboro, March 21, 18157, res. 

Atlanta. 

3-S. William Curran Dawson, b. in Greene county, 
Ga., Sept. 17, 18 18, served in the Creek war of 1836, repre- 
sented Russell county in the Alabama state legislature, 1855, 
merchant and planter, at Glenville, Ala., 1873, m. Alartha M. 



The Daivson Faffjily. 383 

Colhert^ dau. of Capt. John Colbert, of AI organ Co., and has 

four children : 

4-18. Anna, m. John Tyler Howard, of Ala. 

4-19. Susan, m. Crawford Griffiths, of Ala. 

4-20. Florence. 

4-21. Colbert. 

3-29. Henrietta JFingfield Dawson (dau. of Hon. Wm. C, 
2-8), m. 1849, Joseph B. Hill, and res. 1873, Columbus, Ga. 
Four children living : 
4-22. William Dawson. 
4-23. Joseph B. 
4—24. Emma S. 
4-25. Lucy T. 

3-30. Edgar Gilmer Dawson (son of Hon. Wm. C, 
2-8), lawyer, served as major of the Terrell Light Artillery, 
Confederate army, m. 1856, Lucy F. Terrell^ only dau. of Dr. 
William Terrell, of Sparta, Ga.' They res. 1873, in Balti- 
more, Md., and have had four children : 
4—26. William Terrell. 
4—27. Louise. 
4-28. Joseph Hill. 
4-29. Edgar Rhodes. 

3-31. Emma Caledonia Dawson (dau. of Hon. Wm. C, 
2-8), m. 1854, Edward W. Seabrook, of .S C, nephew of 
Gov. Seabrook, of that state. Res. 1873, in South Carolina. 
Four children : 
4-30. Henrietta Hill. 
4-31. Edgar Dawson. 
4-32. Marion. 
4-33. Henry. 

3-32. LuciEN WiNGFiELD Dawson (son of Hon. Wm. 
C, 2-8 j. Passed Midshipman U. S. N., m. 1856, EliT^a Carey 
Z)<fn/, dau. of George Dent, Esq., of Athens, Ga. He d. 1865, 
leaving two daughters : 

4-34. Frances Henrietta. v 

4-35. Emma. 

4-1. Mary E. Daivson^ b. in Columbia Co., Ga., Sept. 8, 
1831 (dau. of Dr. Thomas H., 3-3), m. July 27, 1852, John 

» A distinguished agricultural writer, and formerly member of the U. S. Congress. 



384 ^he Dawson Family. 

McGouGH, who was b. in Monroe Co., Ga., Sept. 15, 1812, 
son of Robert and S. C. iMcGough. They res. 1873, in Glen- 
ville, Ala. Eight children : 

5-1. Annie Blair, b. in Columbus, Ga., Dec. 19, 1854, m. May 8, 
1873, Wm. C. Hart, b. Feb. 23, 1850, son of John and E. 
Hart. Res. Eufaula, Ala. 

5-2. Robert, b. in Columbus, Jan. 10, 1857. . 

5-3. Thomas Dawson, b. in Columbus, July i, 1859. 

5-4. Hugh Blair, b. in Columbus, Sept. 8, 1861. 

5-5. George Lafayette, twin with Hugh Blair. 

5-6. John L., b. in Barbour Co., Ala., Jan. 21, 1864. 

5-7. Mamie Elizabeth, b. in Barbour Co., Aug- 16, 1866. 

5-8. Susie Snider, b. in Glenville, Ala., July 20, 1869. 

4-2. George William Dawson, b. in Columbia Co., 
Ga., Nov. 12, 1835, m. in Columbus, Jan. 13, 1858, Annie 
Sankey^ who was b. in Montgomery county, Ala., Nov. 19, 
1835, dau. of John T. and Margaret Sankey. They res. 
1873, ^^ Perote P. O., Bullock Co., Ala. Five children: 

5-9. Elvie A., b. in Columbus, Ga., Jan. 27, 1856. 
5-10. Amoret, b. in Columbus, Nov. 9, 1858. 
5— II. George VViiliam, b. in Columbus, June 20, 1861. 
5-12. .Annie Sankey, b. in Bullock Co., Ala., Feb. 14, 1864. 
5-13. Mattie Holt, b. in Bullock Co., Dec. 14, 1870. 

4-3. Henry H. Dawson, b. in Columbia Co., Ga., April 
27, 1844, ^' Dec. 6, 1867, Miss Montieg Griffith. Res. 1873, 
Glenville, Ala. 

4-4. Jnnie Tommie Dawson.^ b. in Ala., July 21, 1 850 (dau. 
of Dr. Thomas H., 3-3), m. April 28, 1868, Dr. William A. 
Mitchell, who was b. in Glenville, Ala., April 4, 1848, son 
of Col. A. C. and Mary E. Mitchell. They res. 1873, ^^ 
Glenville. One child : 
5-14 Willie Annie, b. in Glenville, March 4, 1869. 

4-5. Susie Snider Dawson., b. in Alabama, April 28, 1852 
(dau of Dr. Thomas H., 3-3), m. Oct 23, 1873, A. C. 
Mitchell jun., youngest son of Col. A. C. and Alary E. 
Mitchell. Res. Glenville, Ala. 



The Dawso?i Famt'fy. 385 

4-11. John Thomas Dawson, b. in Taliaferro Co., Ga., 

Dec. ID, 1841, m. Sept. 20, 1865, Bessie Park^ and res. 1873, 

Greensboro, Ga. Two children : 

5-15. John Park. 
5-16. Nannie Louise. 

4-13. Emma Hazeltine Dawson^ b. in Greene Co., Ga., 
June II, 1845 (dau. of Reuben J., 3-7), m. Joseph Hender- 
son, and d. at Glenville, Ala., 1870, leaving one child: 
5-17. Annie. 



49 



FAMILY OF JOHN. EDMONDS DAWSON, 

Of Washington and AIorgan Counties, Ga., 1802-11. 

From Mrs. A. P. Hilly of Atlanta, Ga., 1873, and others, the folloiuing : 

1. Major John Edmonds Dawson, b. in Virginia, 1775, 
m. near Petersburg, in that state, Annahella Burwell^ a native 
of Dinwiddie county, daughter of John Burwell. They removed 
from Virginia to Georgia about 1802, and settled in Washing- 
ton county, near Oconee river. After a residence of some 
years in that county, during which he was its representative in 
the state legislature, they removed to a plantation on Little 
Indian creek, four miles from Madison, in Morgan county, 
Georgia, where he d. in 18 11, aged 36.' He was elected to 
the legislature in Morgan county tv/o weeks before his death. 
He was the intimate friend of Governors Milledge and Irwin, a 
man of great popularity, a successful planter, wealthy and 
talented. His wife survived him. They had five children : 

2-1. Ann Burwell, d. in Wetumpka, Ala. Cook. 

2-2. John Edmonds, b. in Washington Co., Ga., March 7, 1805, d. in 

Tuskegee, Ala., Nov. 18, i860 ; m. 
2-3. Mary Frances, d. in La Grange, Ala. Cook. 
2-4. Annistead Burwell, d. in Mississippi, 1855 ; m. 
2-5. Annabella Powell, b. 1810, res. 1873, Atlanta, Ga. Hill. 

2-1. Anna Burwell Daiuson (dau. of Major John E.), m. 
Sidney Cook. She d. in Wetumpka, Ala., leaving six children : 
3-1. Algernon Marcus, physician, res. 1873, Butler Co., Ala. ; unm. 

3-2. Anna S., m. Ellsworth.- 

3-3. Mary F., m. B. F. Noble, res. 1873, Montgomery, Ala.^ 

« It is said that he was the eldest child and only son of his parents, and it is a 
tradition, for the fact is not stated positively, that his father was Henry Dawson son 
of an English emigrant. Major John E.Dawson had sisters, Mary and Rebecca. 
Mary m.°Col. Richard Blount, of Va., and d. in Milledgevillc, Ga., leaving one child, 
Mary Ann, who res. 1873, at MilledgeviUe, widow of the late Gen. John W. A. 
Sandford. Rebecca m. a Mr. Turner of Northampton county, Va., and d. there, 
leaving several children. - 

2 A daughter m. R.andle. There were also two sons young and unn:. 1873. 

3 A daughter m. Col. Tate, of London, England. There were also two daughters 
and two sons, unm. 1873. • 



The 'Dawson Family. 387 

3-4. [Cook.] Monimia, d. , m. Dr. J. T. Tichenor.^ 

3-5. Barclay, m. Patty Blivins, of Selma, Ala., d. soon after marriage. 
3-6. John, killed in battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May, 1863 ; ur.rn. 

2-2. Rev. John Edmonds Dawson was b. in Washington 
county, Ga., March 7, 1805, and spent several years of school 
life at the academy at Madison, in that state. He m. before 
attaining his majority, and shortly after, in 1827, himself and 
wife united " by experience " with the Indian Creek Baptist 
church, of the Ocmulgee district, Georgia. In his whole sub- 
sequent life he was active and earnest in whatever he deemed 
calculated " to promote the glory of God and the interests of 
the church." Following the business of a planter for some years 
after his union with the church, he was yet early engaged as its 
trusted and honored agent in various capacities, and was largely 
influential in shaping the affairs of the denomination in that new 
country. In 1834 he was licensed by a unanimous vote of his 
church " to exercise his gifts in preaching and exhortation," 
and in 1835 was formally " ordained and set apart to the work 
of the gospel ministry." He preached that year at Eatonton, 
and in the following January became pastor of the Baptist church 
at Columbus. The next year, 1837, he spent near his former 
residence in middle Georgia, as pastor of the churches at Indian 
Creek and Eatonton, with occasional service at JVIonroe, Mon- 
ticello and Forsyth. He resided at Eatonton from 1838 until 
1 84 1, and had, in addition to the pastoral care of the church at 
that place, charge, during most of the time, of the church at 
Forsyth. In 1841 he removed to Madison, and opened a 
female school, the management of which he resigned the year 
following, upon his removal to La Grange, where he became 
principal of the Female Academy and pastor of the Baptist 
church. The work of teaching was irksome to him, " his whole 
heart being in the ministry," and after a short time arrangements 
were made that enabled him to devote his time entirely to his 
favorite work. In 1847 '""^ resigned the ministry of the church 
at La Grange, and commenced his second pastorate in Columbus, 
in November of that year. In 1853, while still pastor of the 
Columbus church, he went on a mission to New Orleans, under 

» President of the Agricultural College, Auburn, Ala. Two daughters, Mamie 
Bell and Kate, unm. 



388 The Dawson Faf}iily, 

an appointment from the Domestic Board of Missions, and during 
a residence of some months there organized the First Baptist 
church of New Orleans, and secured funds and matured plans 
for the erection of a fine house of worship. In 1856 want of 
health compelled his resignation of his pastoral care at Columbus, 
and thereafter, except by an occasional sermon, he did not engage 
in the work of the ministry. When, subsequently, health seemed 
partially restored, he accepted an agency to raise money for the 
endowment of a professorship in Mercer University, an insti- 
tution in whose welfare he always felt a deep interest. In 1858 
the degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by the University, 
and in 1859 ^^ ^^'^^ tendered and accepted the editorial chair of 
the South IFestern Baptist^ and, though then in confirmed con- 
sumption, he conducted that periodical with marked ability, 
writing " with great vigor, and versatility, showing a logical 
acumen above his ordinary pulpit efforts, and a power of analysis 
and discrimination quite remarkable, with a style luminous, 
tasteful and spirited." His brave and hopeful, but unavailing 
struggle with disease terminated in his death, which occurred at 
the house of his friend, Dr. Cullen Battle, in Tuskegee, Ala., 
Nov. 18, i860. His remains were removed to Columbus, for 
interment, where the church erected an elegant monument to his 
memory. 

"Dr. Dawson was long one of the most influential of the 
Baptists of Georgia. He was possessed of talents of uncommon 
order, of an eloquence that carried all before it, of a zeal that 
consumed his own life, of a piety that was undoubted." .... 
" He had a delicate sense of honor, keen sensibilities, and quick, 
impetuous temper, combined with generous impulses, and a warm, 
sympathetic nature. He was a very fearless man, and was the 

embodiment of courage, both mental and physical 

Grace subdued him, and modified all his character He 

never studied oratory, he never tried to be an orator, he was an 
orator because he could not help it ; his eloquence was inborn ; 
he had only to rise in an assembly, and every eye was fixed on 
him ; he had only to speak, and that in the most artless and 
effortless manner, and every ear was attentive." ' 



' Extracts tVom estimates ot h!s character and services, quoted in Th: Life and Ser- 
■vices 0/ Rev. J^hrj, E. Du-uis-.n, D.D., by his sister, Mrs. A. F. HUl, Atlanta, Gi., 
18725 an admirable biography of a great and good man. 



The 'Dawson Family. 389 

Dr. Dawson m. ist, Dec. 15, 1825, Ell%a Walker^ only 
daughter of Mr. John M. Walker, of Morgan county, Ga. 
She d. April 12, 1834, leaving four children: 

3—7. John W.i^ 

3-8. Georei?., m. William Fannin, aNd d. a widow, Dec. 3, 

1860.- 
3-9. Annabella, m. Henry Holcomb Bacon. "^ 
3-10. Alexander A., res. 1873, at Atlanta, Ga.-l 

Dr. Dawson m. 2d, about 1835, Mary Sanford who survived 
him less than a year. She d. at Columbus, Ga. ; had no issue. 

2-3. Mary Frances Dawson (daughter of Major John E.), 
m. Col. Henry H. Cook, and d. at La Grange, Troup county, 
Ga., leaving two children : 

3-1 1. Cordelia, m. Col. Augustus Fannin, of Tuskegee, Ala.-^ 
3-12. Mary McKennie, m. Hargrove, of Montgomery, Ala.^ 

2-4. Hon. Armistead Burwell Dawson (son of Major 
John E.), a lawyer, was president, in 1850, of the Harper 
county, Georgia, Bible Society, auxiliary to the American 
Bible Society. He removed to the state of Mississippi, and 
became a judge of the Superior Court of that state, where he d. 
1855. * He m. Mary Ann Jordan. Two unm. daughters survive: 

3-13. Sarah. 
3-14. Adelaide. 

2-5. Annahella Powell Dawson^ b. in Georgia, 1810 (dau. 
of Major John E.), m. 1827, Hon. Edward Young Hill, 
who was b. in Abbeville district, S. C, Jan. 10, 1805. He 
graduated at Franklin College, Georgia, in 1824, studied law 
and was admitted to the bar in Alonticello, Ga., became solicitor 
eeneral of the Ocmul'jee circuit, was at ditFerent times represent- 
ative and senator from the county of Jasper in the state legisla- 
ture, and was afterwards judge of the circuit oi which he had 
previouslv been solicitor. While still residing at Monticello, he 
was elected judge of the Coweta circuit, and removed at once 

' Twice married ; no account of his family received. 

2 A son and daughter survive, both unm. 

3 Now a widow. Her eldest daughter m. Charles Collins, of Albany, Ga. She 
has, also, four daughters and one son, -unm. 

4 Provision merchant. Six children, all young and J-mn. 

5 Three sons and two daughters living. 

* Eldest daughter, Cordelia, m. Gibson. Three other children, unm. 



390 T^he Dawson Family. 

to La Grange, where he was twice reelected to the same office, 
which he filled with signal ability until the autumn ot 1853, 
when he voluntarily retired from the bench, and resumed the 
practice of his profession. He was candidate of the Whig 
party for governor of Georgia in 1869, and, although defeated, 
bore himself gallantly in the contest and received all the sup- 
port which the state of politics in Georgia at that time would 
enable the most popular leader of his party to command. As 
a judge he was eminently distinguished for a prompt and clear 
perception of all the points in a case, and for the ease, grace and 
vigor with which he separated, arranged and combined them. 
In the moral attributes of a good magistrate he was no less 
eminent than in the intellectual. Scrupulously honest, he guarded 
incessantly against the inroads of passion and prejudice, and held 
the scales of justice with an even hand. To do right was his con- 
stant aim. In private life he was noted for his kindness of 
heart, amiability of temper, urbanity of manner, and generous 
hospitality. While addressing a meeting of his fellow citizens 
at La Grange, he was stricken with paralysis, and from that 
time he declined rapidlv until his death, a itv/ days later, Nov. 

20, i860. ' iVIrs. Hill res. 1873, ^^ Atlanta, where she is prin- 
cipal of the Orphan School. She is the author of an admirable 
" Life" of her brother, the Rev. Dr. John E. Dawson, and of 
other works. They had eleven children : 

3-15. Elizabeth Scott, d. in infancy. 

3—16. Catharine, d. in infancy. 

3—17. Indiana, d. aged 4 vears. 

3-18. Jarrett Jordan, d. in infancy. 

3-19. Mary Louisa, d. in infancy. 

3-20. Edward Young, b. in Monticello, Ga., March 31, 1S33, killed at 

the batde of Gaines' Mills, Va., June 27, 1862. See forward. 
3-21. John Dawson, b. in Monticello, 1839, killed at the batde of 

Sharpsburg (Antietam), Sept. 17, 1862. See forward. 
3-22. Beatrice H., m. 1st, Hunter Chapman Pope, who d. 1S64 ; 2d, 

1871, Col Alexander. Pope, of Marshall, Texas, a prominent 

lawyer, who d. July 18, 1872 ; res. 1873, a widow at Atlanta, 

Ga. ; one dau. unm. 
3-23. Mary R., m. Walker; d. in Birmingham, Ala., July 26, 

1873, leaving five children. 
3-24. Charles Montgomery, physician, res. 1873, Atlanta; unm. 
3-25. Annabella Martha, d. unm. 

' From a report and resolution adopted by the Bar or" Troup Superior Court, Nov. 

21, i860. 



T^he Dawson Family. 391 

3-20. Capt. Edward Young Hill, b. in Monticello, Ga., 
March 31, 1833, at the age of twelve removed with his parents 
to La Grano-e, where he received a liberal education, and de- 
veloped, early in life, line literary tastes, and a strong inclination 
towards literary pursuits. He undertook the editorship of the 
La Grange Reporter^ in which capacity he displayed excellent 
talent. Relinquishing his editorial connection for the purpose 
of devoting himself to the law, he removed to Marengo county, 
Ala., and while there contributed to the Reporter in prose and 
verse. ^ At the outbreak of the civil war he espoused the cause 
of the South, entered the Confederate army, and was killed in 
the battle of Gaines' Mills (Coal Harbor), June 27, 1862, at 
the time being a captain in the 9th Ala. Regt. He lost his life 
at the head of his company. He m. in Alabama, Maggie Bap- 
tist^ formerly of Virginia, who survived him but a short time. 
They had no issue. • 

3-21. John Dawson Hill, was b. in Monticello, Ga., in 
1839. His parents rem.oved to La Grange in 1845, where he 
received the ground work of his education. In 1855 he entered 
the military school at Marietta, where he remained three years, 
maintaining a very high grade of scholarship. At the inaugura- 
tion of the civil war he was pursuing his chosen profession, 
civil eno-ineerins, but a short time after, he joined the Evans 

O 11 

Guards, just organized in Troup county, and was elected second 
lieutenant. In the formation of the Regiment he was appointed 
adjutant of the 13th Georgia, with which he served through the 
winter of 186 1-2 in Western Virginia. In the spring he was 

' One of his best poems is entitled Georgia. " It was first published in the Reporter, 
but has been extensively reproduced by the press of the country. It is a fitting tribute 
to a noble state : 

I. " Fair Gei rgia ! how my full he:irt swells 

As that proud name salutes mine ears : 
What scenes it wakes in memory's cells. 

How prouJ thy destiny appears! 
Although no more among thy hills. 

Thy wandering son a home may claim. 
My lyre in boldest measure thrills. 

Whene'er 1 breathe thy glorious name. 
VIH. " Great Empire of the sunny South, 

Thy wanderer greets thee from afar, 
Thy praise is ever in mv mouth, 

Upon our flag thou brightest star ! 
May thy June rays beam ever bright, 

Thus will 1 pray where'er 1 roam. 
May no fell discord quench thv light, 

X^ad of my birth — my youth's loved home ! " 



392 ^he Dawson Family. 

recalled to Georgia (Savannah) for state defense, and in June, 
1862, was again ordered to Virginia, where he participated in 
the battle of Gaines' Mills (in which his brother, captain E. Y. 
Hill, lost his life), and in the second battle of Manassas. At 
Sharpsburg (Antietam) the command, by the death of Colonel 
Douglass, devolved on him, acting as adjutant general of the 
Brigade. Here he also fell, and was left breathing his last in 
the hands of the Union soldiery. His life had been a pure and 
upright one, and his death was that of a Christian. In his last 
communication to his friends at home, the concluding sentence, 
after referring to the prospect of hard fighting, was as follows : 
" I do not know that I shall again escape, but if I fall, I have 
a good hope of a blessed immortality through the shed blood of 
our Redeemer." In gentleness, refinement, and social and 
Christian virtues, there were indeed few to rival him.^ He 
never married. 



Notes. I. Thomas H. Dawson, Esq., a lawyer, residing at Vienna, 
Dooly county, Ga., communicated in Sept., 1854, the following account 
of his family, since which time no communication has been had from 
him, nor has other trace of the particular branch of the family which he 
mentions been found. The material parts of his letter are here quoted : 
" Your favor would have been sooner answered, but for professional 
engagements, and want of time to think over the matter. I fear, however, 
I shall be able to enlighten you but little on the subject enquired about. 
I have been away from my family for a long time, and all I know with 
regard to it I received from my grandfather when I was quite a boy. 
Such, however, as it is, I cheerfully give it. 

" My grandfather, Richard Dawson, was a native of South Carolina. 
He informed me that his grand hulier, Joseph Dawson — I think that was 
the name — was born in Ireland, married an English lady, and had two 
sons who emigrated to America. One of them, I think named Thomas 
Dawson [see note II. below], settled in South Carolina, and was my 
great-grandfather. He is said to have come to this country while quite 
young, about the year 1750, or later. His brother, whose name I have 
forgotten, settled in North Carolina or Virginia. The elder Dawson 
was said to be a near relative of Lord Percy." 

II. Thomas Dawson was granted a lot of land in Savannah, June 2, 
1742, and another, Dec. 28, 1742, by the Court of President and Assist- 

' Condensed from a sketch of his life and character, by Mrs. Sarah Ferrel. 



The 'Dawson Fainily. 393 

ants. — ^zz Historical Collections of Georgia, pp. 32, 33. He was one 
of many residents of Georgia, who, in 1741, signed a complaint in re- 
gard to the Colonial government. — Georgia Historical Society's CollectioKS, 
vol. 2, p. 186. Soon after the fall of Charleston, in 17S0, and when 
disaffection to the Whig cause was general, two hundred and ten persons, 
who styled themselves "principal inhabitants" of the city, signed an ad- 
dress to Sir Henry Clinton in which they stated that they had every 
inducement to return to their allegiance, and ardently hoped to be re- 
admitted to the character and condition of British subjects. Thomas 
Dawson of Charleston, was one of the signers of this address. — Sabine's 
Loyalists, pp. 80, 243. 

III. A iVIrs. Dawson had died in Richmond county, Ga. (in or near 
Augusta), prior to 1855, aged over 91. See " instances of longevity" 
mentioned in Historical Collections of Georgia, p. 597. 



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LOUISIANA. 



1, John Dawson, b. Feb. 14, 1769, son of a merchant of 
Horncastle, Lincolnshire, Eng., emigrated to America about 
1798, hving first in New York. He visited New Orleans for 
purposes of trade and returned to New York in 1799, and in 
the fall of the same year to England. He had previously 
shipped goods to America (woolens, calicoes, etc.), sending home 
the products of the country. While in London (1799), he 
forwarded small consignments to New York and Charleston, 
and in the spring of 1800 he sailed to Nassau, W. Indies, 
taking with him goods to the value of <£i6,ooo sterling, the 
joint venture of a friend in London and himself. He went 
thence the same year to New Orleans, where he settled per- 
manently as a merchant, and d. in 1 8 16. He m. abt. 18 10, 
Mary BeauUeu^ a native of New Orleans, of French descent. 
She is still living (1873). They had two children : 

2-1. John, b. Aug., 1811, res. 1873, in New Orleans ; m. 
2-2. Matilda, b. 1813, d. abt. 1826 ; unm. 

2-1, John Dawson, b. in New Orleans, Aug., 1811, many 
years a respected merchant of that city, m. 1835, Aiary Eli-za- 
heth Martin^ a native of New Orleans, where they reside, 1873. 
They have eight children living, all unm : 

3-1. Louisa Matilda, res. New Orleans. 

3-2. John, merchant, res. New Orleans. 

3—3. Joseph Alfred, a well known musical ardst. 

3-4. Laura. 

3-5. Alice. 

3-6. Amelia. 

3-7. Eliza. 

3-8. Edward. 

Gen. John B. Dawson, b. at Nashville, Tenn., 1800, was 
a representative in Congress from Louisiana from 1841, to the 



^he Dawson Family. 395 

time of his death, which occurred at St. Francisville, La., June 
26, 1845. — Lanman's Dictionary of Congress. See North 
Carolina Records^ p. 338. 

John Dawson, Alexandria, Rapides parish, Thomas Daw- 
son, Jackson, East Feliciana parish, and Toumes Dawson, 
Lisbon, Claiborne parish, were planters in La., 1870. 

For a branch of the family, now of Louisiana, see South 
Carolina Records, family of Rev. Thomas Dawson, of Pendle- 
ton, p. 362. 



OFIIO. 

FAMILY OF JOHN DAWSON, 

Of Greene County, O., 1830-1870. 

From Dr. fV. IV. Dazvson,and Mrs. John F. FolUtt, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and othcrs,th, 

folloiving: h 

1. John Dawson, was b. in Pittsburg, Pa., in 1782. The 
names of his parents are not known, but he is believed to have 
been a descendant of George Dawson, who emigrated from 
Maryland to Pennsylvania about 1770 — if so, probably a son of 
his son Henry.' He m. at Flagerstown, iVld., Na7icy Hays^ 
v/hose father was of Irish birth. They removed early to Vir- 
ginia, and settled at Darkesville (now in Berkeley county, W. 
Va.), where he engaged in the tanning business, which was his 
trade. He is said to have been a man of high moral character 
" strong in sense, integrity and determination." About 1830 he 
removed with his family to Greene county, Ohio, and settled at 
Jamestown, where he d. in April, 1870, aged 88." His wife was 
born in Maryland, and d. in Ohio, 1866, aged 83. They had 

eleven children, most of whom were b. in Viro-inia • 

& • 

2—1. Henry, d. young. ' 

2-2. Samuel, d. young. 

2-3. Salanie, res. a v.id. in Boone Co., Iowa. Evans. 

• See pp. 231 and 232. One correspondent believes, but is not sure, that the father 
of John Dawson, above named, was named Harry. Henry, son of Georse, above re- 
ferred to, may have been familiarly so called. The following is an extract from a 
letter from Capt. Henry C. Dawson, of Lynchburg, Ohio isee p. 239, 5-15), received 
with the printers' proofs oi' the foregoing lines of^his note and of the above record. 
" Nicholas Dawson, my gr. father, was an Indian tighter. He was with Crawford', 
and I think with Harmer and Wayne, and was in the Revolutionary army luith hi] 
brother Hfnry, gr. father if Dr. IF. W. Dazvion " (of Cincinnati, i-il above). For 
Nicholas Dawson's record in thi? work, sec p. 233, 3-2. 

- He had a brother James, a stone cutter by trade, who lived in Pittsburg, Pa. 
and d. some years ago at an advanced age. ' 






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2-4. John, b. in Hagerstown, Md., 1810, d. at Columbus, O., Sept. 

5, 1866; m. 
2-5. Elizabeth, res. 1873, Marietta, Iowa. Hixson. 
2-6. Ann, d. in Jamestown, Ohio. Jenkins. 
2-7. James R., res. Beilbrook, Ohio; m. 
2-8. Mary Payne, d. in Jamestown, Ohio. Syfers. 
2-9. George Keller, farmer. Rondo, Polk Co., Mo. ; fourteen years of 

his life were spent on the Pacific coast, in California, Oregon and 

British Columbia ; unm. 
2-10. Harriet, res Jamestown, Ohio. Adams. 
2-11. William W., res. 1873, Cincinnati, Ohio; m. 

2-3. Salan'ie Dawson (daughter of John, i), m. in Virginia, 
Isaac Evans. They removed to Ohio v/ith her father about 
1830, and for a number of years lived in Greene county. 
About 1 85 1 they moved to Marshall county, Iowa. She now 
res. a widow, in Boone Co., Iowa. Eleven children: 

3-1. John D., res. New Westminster, British Columbia ; unrn. 
3-2, Henry W., m. Miss Tor bit, res. Salt Lake, Utah ; 3 children. 
3-3. Isaac U., m. Miss Glass, res. Jamestown, O. ; 4 children. 
3-4. Samuel, m. Miss Ingledue, res. Marshalltowu, Iowa ; 5 children. 
3-5. Dr. Edward H., m. Miss HarJey, res. Jamestown, O. ; one child. 
3-6. Mary A., m. Isaac Ringland, res. Malvern, Mills Co., Iowa ; 3 

children. 
3-7. James D., m. Miss Skewalter, res. San Francisco, Cal. ; 2 children. 
3-8. Noah H., m. Miss Anson, res. Boone Co., Iowa. 
3-9. Oliver H., res. New Westminster, British Columbia ; unm. 
3—10. Wesley T., res. Boone Co., Iowa; unm. 
3-11. Rufus H., res. New Westminster, British Columbia ; unm. 

2-4. Dr. John D.-\wson was b. in Hagerstown, Md., 18 10, 
but removed early with his parents to Darkesville, Va., (now 
in Berkeley Co., W. Va.), where he grew to manhood. About 
1830 he removed with his father to Greene county, Ohio, and 
located at Jamestown, where he commenced the study of 
medicine, having for his preceptor, Dr. IVI'. Winans, one of the 
leading physicians of the county, a good scholar, of large medical 
experience, and peculiarly qualified to be the guide and counselor 
of a young student. 

Before entering upon the practice of his profession, Dr. Daw- 
son attended a course of lectures at the Cincinnati Medical 
College, but his degree of Doctor of Medicine was conferred by 
the Medical Department of the University of Louisville, Ky., in 
consequence of contributions from his pen to the IVestern 'Journal 



'^98 T^he Daivson Fajnily. 

of Medicine^ and Surgery^ published in Louisville. He com- 
menced practice as the associate of his former preceptor, Dr. 
Winans (his father-in-law), at Jamestown, and pursued his pro- 
fession through life with a devotion which insured success, and 
was rewarded by public confidence and private attachments. 
He was peculiarly a self made man. Though absorbed in a 
large and laborious country practice he found time to contrib- 
ute many valuable papers to the medical journals of his day, 
and was soon recognized as a writer of decided force and ability. 
In 1 85 1 he removed with his family to Columbus, Ohio, 
where he took high rank in his profession. At the solicitation 
ofthe trustees of the Starling Medical College (Columbus), he ac- 
cepted the professorship of Anatomy and Physiology in that insti- 
tution, which he continued to hold to the time of his death. As 
a lecturer he was exceedingly instructive and popular. For 
many years Dr. Dawson was sole editor and proprietor of the 
Ohio Medical and Surgical Journal^ in connection with which he 
acquired an extended reputation as a perspicuous and able writer 
on professional topics. As a reviewer he was brought into cor- 
respondence with many of the most distinguished medical 
writers of England and America, by whom, it is said, he was 
regarded as one of the finest medical critics of his age. He 
wrote, also, on questions of scientific and political interest, evinc- 
ing a remarkable fertility of mind and breadth of observation. 
An article from his pen, entitled " The Commingling of the 
Races," in which he argued, from a scientific standpoint, that the 
negro race was incapable of a spontaneous civilization, was es- 
sentially inferior to the white race and incapable of equal eleva- 
tion attracted much attention and made him favorably known to 
a large circle of readers outside of his profession. At the time 
of his death, which occurred Sept, 5, 1866, Dr. Dawson had 
in contemplation a work on anatomy, which he intended should 
be the crowning labor of his busy life, but his mind and body 
had been taxed to the utmost, and he passed away while yet in 
the strenc^th of manhood, after a brilliant career of professional 
and literary reputation and personal honor. He m. Adelta 
fFinans, dau. of Dr. M. Winans, above named. They had eight 
children : 

3-12. Samuel, d. young. 

3-13. Frances Mary, res. 1873, Cincinnati, Ohio. Follett. . 



T^he Dawson Family. 399 

3-14. Clementine, m. Lucas Sullivant, res. Kanzas city. Mo. 

3-1 5. Anna, d. aged i6. 

3-16. James William, physician, d. in Texas, aged 23. 

3-17. Joshua Martin, a student, 1873, in Washington and Lee College, 

Lexington Va. 
3-18. Minnie, 1 twins, now in Europe, under the care of their mother, 
3-19. Nellie, \ attending school. 

2-5. EUxabeth Daiuson (daughter of John, i), m. In James- 
town, Ohio, Dr. O. F. HixsoN, and about 1851 removed to 
Marietta, Marshall Co., Iowa, where they now reside (1873). 
They have nine children : 
3-20. Newton L., m. Miss Nicboh, res. Albion, Marshall Co., Iowa ; 4 

children. 
3-21. John S., m. Miss Rosseau, res. Albion; 3 children. 
3-22. Ann Maria, m. Ja.mes L. Ingledue, res. Marshalkown, Marshall 

Co., Iowa ; 2 children. 
3-23. Marv, m. Brooks Caldwell, res. Marshalkown ; 3 children. 
3-24. Erasmus C, m. Miss Ivans, res. Marshalkown ; no children. 
3-25. Harriet A., m. Alvert A. Tho.m.^s, res. Lyons, Burt Co,, Neb. ; 

one child. 
3-26. Salanie Evans, m. Samuel J. Cope, res. Missouri Valley, Iowa ; 

one child. 
3-27. George J., m. Miss Allison, res. Marietta, Iowa ; one child. 
3-28. Alice C, res. Missouri Valley, Iowa ; mm. 

2-6. Ann Dawson (dau. of John, i), m. J. H. Jenkins, a 

merchant of Jamestown, Ohio, where she d. a few years after 

marriage, leaving four children : 

3-29. Mary, d. 

3-30. Harriet, d. 

3-31. William, d. 

3-32. George K., merchant, m. Miss Power, res. Kinmundy, 111. : 2 chn. 

2-7. Dr. James R, Dawson, studied medicine in Jamestown, 

Ohio, and received his degree in Cincinnati, Ohio. He m. 

Ellen Barnett. They res. 1873, i" Bellbrook, Ohio, and have 

two children : 

3-33. Kate, unm. 

3-34. Samuel, unm. s 

2-8. Mary Payne Dawson (dau. of John, i), m. L. L. 

Syfers, a merchant of Jamestown, Ohio, where she d. a few 

years after marriage. They had two children : 

3-35. A dau. d. young. 

3-36. Rufus K., res. Terre Haute, Ind. ; m. 



400 ~ T^he Dawson Family. 

2-10. Harriet Dcnvson (dau. of John, i), m. in 1840, John 

Adams. They res. 1873, in Jamestown, Ohio, and have two 

children : 

3—37 Sarah Amanda. 
3-38. Anna. Stewart. 

2-11. Dr. William W. Dawson, studied medicine in 
Jamestown, Ohio, and received his degree from the medical 
collecre of Ohio, in which he soon after became Professor of 
Anatomy. Resigning this position, he lectured for a time upon 
clinical surgery in the Cincinnati Hospital. In 1871 he was 
elected Professor of Surgery in the Medical College of Ohio, and 
surgeon to the Good Samaritan Hospital at Cincinnati. In 1869 
he was elected President of the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, 
and in 187 1, President of the Ohio Medical Society. He has 
been a large contributor to medical journals, and is an industrious 
collector of medical and surgical statistics, frequently giving to 
the profession in pamphlet form, or otherwise, the valuable results 
of his labors. In the midst of an extensive practice he is an un- 
wearied student. As a surgeon. Dr. Dawson is reputed among 
the most eminent of the profession in this country. He m. in 
Ohio, Margaret Yates Hand^ dau. of Dr. James Hand, of Hills- 
boro, and grand dau. of Gen. Edward Hand, a distinguished 
officer of the Revolutionary army." They have no children. 
Res. 1873, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

3-13. Frances Mary Dawson (daughter of John, 2-4), m. 
Hon. John F. Follett, a distinguished lawyer of Cincinnati, 
where they reside, 1873. xMr. Follett was in 1868 speaker of 
the Ohio House of Representatives. They have two children : 

4—1. John Dawson. 

4-2. W. W. Dawson {a dau.'). 

3-36 RuFUs King Syfers, wholesale grocer, m. Jdella 

Harper. They res. in Terre Haute, Ind., and have one child : 

4-3. Mary. 

' Gen. Hand, born 1744, was a native of Leicester province, Ireland. He was 
CoL of a Pa. Reg'c of riflemen, and participated in the battles of Long Island and^ 
Trenton, 1776, was commissioned bri.'adier c'eneral in 1-77, and was a merr.bLT ot 
the court of inquiry concerning Andre, at Tappan, Sept., I 780. After the war he 
was much engaged in civil affairs of trust, and his name is attached to the Pennsyl- 
vania constitution, of 1790. He d. in 1803, greatly esteemed. 



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FAMILY OF MOSES DAWSON, 

Of Cincinnati, O., 1819-1844. 

1, Moses Dawson was b. June 9, 1768, in or near the city 
of Belfast, county Antrim, Ireland. According to one account 
he was a native of Carrickfergus, a small port on Belfast Lough, 
which is in the same county. He received his education, which 
appears to have been liberal, in Belfast, and spent his boyhood 
in that city. His ancestors were English, or of English descent ; 
his great grandfather, whose name was William Dawson, a 
native of Lancashire, England, having removed into county 
Antrim about the close of the seventeenth century.' Moses 
Dawson served an apprenticeship to the business of his father, 
also named Moses Dawson, who was a linen draper ; and he 
subsequently followed the same trade, in partnership with a 
brother, until the destruction of their establishment by fire. In 
his boyhood and youth, an intense feeling of hatred of British 
domination pervading Ireland, was organized and widely extended 
the society of United Irishmen, a secret social and political 
organization, having for its central object the independence of 
Ireland. Of this society he was an active and zealous member, 
and for his participation in it he was twice (in 1793 and 1795), 
arrested on the charge of seditious conduct, and imprisoned, 
barely escapino- the fate of associates who were convicted and 
hanged as traitors and rebels. After his acquittal Mr. Dawson 
remained twenty years in Ireland, and resumed in part his old 
business, but he remained a warm Irish politician. He opposed 

• He m. at Lisburn, in county Antrim, a lady named Carson, and had sons named 
Robert, Samuel, William and Moses. Moses m. at Belfast a lady named Taylor, 
diughtcr ot" Andrew Taylor, of Belfast, and sister of Jesse Taylor, who came to 
America in 1-99, and settled in Alexandria, Va. These were the parents of Moses 
Dawion, the emigrant, who is said to have had three brothers who also came to 
America. One of these was Washington Dawson, who emigrated to Philadelphia, 
where he d. and where his daughter, Mrs. Matilda Ward, yet lives. The names of 
the other two are nut known. One is said to have come in 1792 to Philadelphia, 
md afterwards removed to V^a. ; the other in 1 797 to New York, where he d. in 
1816. One of his sons was in the United States service in the war of 1812. 

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^o?. The Dawson Family. 

the measures which resulted in the union of the Irish and British 
Parhaments, and in his old age strongly avowed his faith in the 
cause of the United Irishmen, and gloried in having been a 
" Rebel." When the political currents had become especially 
unsatisfactory to him, he took up the cause of the rising genera- 
tion, and during the years iSio, t8ii and 1812, he was active 
in Belfast in the organization and administration of schools 
founded upon new methods of teaching, then recemly introduced 
by Joseph Lancaster, a Quaker, and Andrew Bell, an English 
clergyman. In 18 16-17 Mr. Dawson was concerned in the 
publication of a periodical at Glasgow, Scotland, wherein 
political subjects were discussed in a manner not at all, in the 
estimation of the authorities, edifying or agreeable. When his 
opponents were prepared for summary measures, he eluded an 
arraignment by crossing to America. The provost marshall 
of Glasgow offered a reward for his apprehension, but all efforts 
to get possession of his person failed. His family remained in 
Ireland up to 1822. They held the property from confiscation, 
but were not allowed to dispose of it, until 1 8 2 1 . In May, 1 8 1 7, he 
arrived in Philadelphia, where he remained some time, but lost 
all his books and papers by fire. Thence he went to Lexington, 
Ky., where he remained, however, only a few months, and then 
removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, about 1818 or 1819, where he 
settled permanently. Here, soon after his arrival, he opened 
and taught a school on his favorite system (the Lancasterian), 
one of whose chief excellencies, in his view, was its freedom 
from religious proselytism. The school is said to have been 
conducted with great ability, but it was not well supported, and 
he abandoned it. He nevertheless remained a teacher, for he 
became an editor, and continued in Cincinnati, his familiar and 
■ congenial habit of writing for the public, begun in Ireland. He 
became in 1821, an associate editor, and in 1823 sole editor and 
proprietor of the Cincinnati Advertiser^ and thus commenced a 
career in which he filled a very prominent position in the public 
eye, and was, for nearly twenty-five years, one of the most in- 
fluential laborers of his time in disseminating intelligence, and 
molding public opinion. An extended series of articles, entitled 
" Remtniscences of Moses D;.wson," were written for the 
Cincinnati Commercial by his friend C. Reemelin, Esq., of 



The Dawson Family. 403 

Cincinnati, and appeared in that paper, in November and 
December, 1869, and the early months of 1S70. That writer, 
from whose Reminiscences most of the above facts have been 
obtained, says : " It is proper to state that the prominent trait 
of Mr. Dawson's life was his conduct as a partisan editor 
(using the term in its best sense), during the heated contests 
preceding General Jackson's election, and the warm discussions 
during Jackson's and Van Buren's administrations. Mr. Daw- 
son did more to elect Jackson, and to make Van Buren his suc- 
cessor, than any other of their contemporaries, and he did it 
with the purest motives. His earlier life in Ireland, and his 
manifold editorials on numerous subjects, as well as his biogra- 
phies of General Harrison,' and Van Buren," are also interest- 
ing mementoes of his labors ; but his relation to General Jackson, 
his defense of Mrs. Jackson, 5 and his action as the leader in the 
cause in which Jackson, Van Buren, Calhoun, Benton, Wood- 
bury, Felix Grundy and Polk, were the great men on one side, 
and Clay, Clinton, Harrison, Hammond and others, were on 
the other, constitute altogether, the most important part of Mr. 
Dawson's life." 

Mr. Dawson was the Democratic editor " out west " in his 
time.'* He d. at Cincinnati, Dec. 4, 1844, a short time after 
making a trip to the Hermitage, the home of Jackson. The 
latter survived him but a short time. He wrote a letter, dated 
*' Hermitage, Jan. 2, 1845," saying he was so sick as hardly to 
be able to hold a pen. Alournlng the death of his friend, he 
said : " Peace to his memory, and consolation to his family." 

Mr. Dawson m. at Cai-rickfergus, Aug. 21, 1796, Airs. Jane 
Phillips (maiden name, y^ne Blair)^ who was b. at Carrickfergus, 
Feb. 28, 1765, and d. in Cincinnati, O., Oct. 27, 1834. They 
had seven children, all b, in Ireland, as follows : 

' A M:moir of the Life and Sir'vkcs f .Mj'nr General IVm. H. Harrison^ by Moses 
Dawson, editor of the Cincinnati Advertiser, Cincinnati, 1824 : 8vo, pp. 464. 

^ Sketches of the Lfe rf Mr. Van Buren, hy MoiSi Dawson, Cincinnati, 1840: 
l2mo. 

' Mrs. Jackson testified her sense of obligation to him by presenting him with a 
suit of clothes ot her own manufacture. These, with many papers and other memen- 
toes or President Jackion, were long preserved by Mrs. Dawson, and probably still 
remain in her family. 

* " In 1825, the Gazette, under Hammond, was whig, and the ylJ-vertiser, under 
Dawson, was democratic. These journals became bitter foes, and the warfare between 
Hanimund and Dawson was a relentless one. Oceans of ink were wasted in the 
conriict." — Hudson's 'Jjumalism in America, p. I 99. 



404 T^he T)awson Family, 

2-1. Jane, b. at Carrickfcrgus, May 21, 1797, d. in Cincinnati, OcL, 

1832 ; unm. 
2-2. Thomas, b. at Carrickfcrgus, May 24, 1799, d. in Cincinnati, 

Oct. 4, 1851 ; m. 
2-3. Washington, b. at Carrickfcrgus, Jan. 8, 1803, d. in Cincinnati, 

Sept. 15, 1835 ; unm. 
2—4. George Washington, b. at Carrickfergus, June 19, 1804, d. in 

Cincinnati, June 23, 1837 ; unm. 
2-5. Franklin, b. at Carrickfergus, Nov. 26, i 805, d. in Cincinnati, Aug. 

25, 1838 ; unm. 
2-6. William Vesey, b. at Belfast, Jan. 8, 1809, res. 1873, in Cincinnati ; 

is a printer ; unm. 
2-7. Ellinor Mary, b. at Belfast, Feb. 8, 181 1, d. in Cincinnati, Aug. 3, 

1870. Bellows. 

2-2. Thomas Dawson, b. at Carrickfergus, Ireland, May 
24, 1799, d. in Cincinnati, O., Oct. 4, 1851, was a miniature 
painter, and commenced the practice of his art in Cincinnati, in 
1825. He married in that city, Dec. 22, 1830, Miss Eli'z.a 
Oliver., who resides 1873, ^" ^^^ same place. Two children : 
3-1. Edward A., bookkeeper, res. 1873, Cincinnati ; unm. 
3-2. Ellen E., m. Sept. 15, 1873, Joseph Debar, res. Cincinnati.^ 

2-7. Ellinor Alary Dawson., b. in Belfast, Ireland, Feb. 8, 
181 1, m. in Cincinnati, O., William Bellows, and d. in that 
city, Aug. 3, 1870. Three daus., all res. (1873), ^"^ Cincinnati : 

3-3. Mary E. 
3-4. Annette. 
3-5. Jane M. 

' Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph, Sep. z8, 1873. 



^0$ 



FAMILY OF ROBERT DAWSON, 

Of Cuyahoga County, C, abt. 1831-1871. 

From Dr. Thomas K. Dawson, of Cleveland, 0., 1872, the folloiving : 

1. Robert Dawson, b. in England, 1794, son of Francis 
(or Frank) Dawson, of the neighborhood of Whitby, Yorkshire, 
m. In England Jane JVard^ b. 1 801, and emigrated abt. 1825, 
to New Market, Ontario county, Canada (now York, Province 
of Ontario). They had born there three children, and removed 
thence abt. 1831 to Bedford, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, near which 
place he purchased a farm which he occupied abt. forty years, 
and on which he d. March 19, 187 1. They had eight children : 
2-1. James William, b. in Canada, April 30, 1828, res. 1872, Bed- 
ford, O. ; CT. 
2-2. John, b. in Canada, d. in Bedford, O., 1862, leaving a widow, 

but no children. 
2-3. Amelia, b. in Canada, res. 1872, Bedford, O. Mighton. 
2-4. Robert F., b, in Ohio, res. 1872, Bedford, O. ; m. 
2-5. Mary Jane, b. in Ohio, d. in Bedford, 1867, aged 31 ; unm. 
2-6. Martin B., b. in Ohio, res. 1872, Bedford, O. ; m. 
2-7. George P., b. in Ohio, d. 1861, aged 22 ; unm. 
2-8. Thomas K., b. in Ohio, res. 1872, Cleveland, O., physician ; unm. 

2-1. William Dawson, farmer and nurseryman, b. in 
Canada, April 30, 1828, m. Dec. 11, 1862, Helen Frances Bos- 
worthy of Solon, O., b. Sept. 11, 1841, res. 1872, Bedford, O.j 
four children : 

3-1. William, b. March 7, 1864. 
3-2. Caroline Blanche, d. March 5, 1866. 
3-3. Emma Grace, b. Feb. 2, 1868. 
3-4- 

2-3. Amelia Dawson., b. in Canada, m. Thomas Mighton, 

farmer, res. 1872, Bedford, Ohio; six children : 

3-5. Jane. 
3-6. Septa. 
3-7. Charles. 
3-8. Mariot. 
3-9. Pada. 
3-10. 



4o6 The 'Dawson Family. 

2-4. Robert F. Dawson, farmer, b. in Cuyahoga county, 

Ohio, m. in Cleveland, O,, Aiiss L. N. Clapp^ of Painesville, 

O., res. 1872, in Bedford, O. j two children: 

3-11. Nellie. 
3-12. Nettie. 

2-6. Martin B. Dawson, merchant, b. in Cuyahoga county, 
Ohio, m. xMiss Lotta Button^ of Bedford, O., res. 1872, Bed- 
ford ; two children : 
3-13. Frank. 
3-H- ■ 

Notes. I. Nathaxlel Dawson, Esq., of Wells, Jefferson county, Ohio, 
d. May 4, 1857, aged 6-j. 

"Mr. D. was b. in Maryland, Aug. 12, 1789, and moved with his 
parents, when a boy, to Western Virginia (the Pan-Handle,) near the 
close of the last century. About 1S02, his father and family settled in 
Jefferson, Ohio, where he resided from that time up to his death. He 
was a man of punctuality, and upright and honest in all his dealings ; and 
from small beginnings, by industry and economy, in less than half a cen- 
tury, he accumulated a large estate, left to be distributed among his nu- 
merous offspring. He was a man of some talent, which he employed, 
not only for his own benefit, but also for the benelitof the community in 
which he lived. For more than twenty years he acted as a justice of the 
peace in and for Wells township. His judgments, rendered in cases of law 
suit which came before him, were generally correct, and gave satisfaction, 
so that but few appeals were taken ; and if at any time he erred in judg- 
ment in a law case, it was an error of the head, and not of the heart. In 
early youth he made a profession of religion, and joined the Methodist 
Episcopal church, to which his parents belonged." — Crosby's Annual 
Obituary Notices, 1857. 

II. George D.^wson, a soldier of 181 2, d. near New Burlington, 
Clinton Co., Ohio, abt. Dec. I, 1872, in the.S6th year of his age. 

III. Benjamin Dawson, for some years past a resident of Cincinnati, 
a dealer in tin, copper and sheet iron ware, is a native of Brandon, 
county Cork, Ireland. He has two sons engaged in business with him 
(1873), Robert and William- 



^c7 



PENNSYLVANIA. 

The following records were postponed, out of their regular 
order, for insertion at the close of this work, in order that time 
might be gained for additions and corrections. (See p. 187). 
The labor expended upon them, during the brief time thus 
secured, has resulted in largely extending and improving them, 
and has given opportunities for their revision and correction, to 
a considerable extent, by correspondents and friends interested. 
The compiler desires to acknowledge his obligations especially 
to W. F. CoRBiT, Esq., of Philadelphia, for a large part of the 
information embodied in these records.' 

The following facts, not clearly understood at the time of 
printing the former portion of " Pennsylvania " records, should 
be noted. 

There were at an early day, in Philadelphia and its Immediate 
vicinity (Bucks and Chester counties. Pa.), no less than five 
heads of families bearing the name of John Dawson.' These 
were : 

I. John Dawsox, hatter, of Moreland township, in Bucks county, and 
Philadelphia, said to have come to this country with his wife Dorothy, 
from London, in 1710. He joined the Quakers at Abington, 1730, and 
d. in Philadelphia, II mo. 27, 1742. 

II. John- D'awson', wheelwright, son of above, d. in Philadelphia, 1740. 
The father administered on his estate. 

III. John Dawson, farmer, of Solesbury township, Bucks Co., whose 
will, dated May 31, 1753, ^^'^^ proved May 26, 1759. He was a 
Quaker of prominence, and a resident of Bucks Co., 1719, and probably 
earlier. 

IV. John Dawson, of West Nottingham, Chester county, whose will, 
dated Feb. 24. 1756, was probated in 1757. His will mentions a son 

' Mr. Corbit has been engaged for several years in preparing for publication an ac- 
count of the descendants of all those persons who came to America with William 
Pcnn in the ship " Welcome," in 1683 — a work which is expected to include over 
50,000 njTies. His familiarity with the sources of original information for a record 
of ch:j character has greatly facilitated the progress of this w.irk. 

' J'.hn Dawson, son of Emanuel, who d. 3 mo. 29, 169S, was probably an infant, 
jane Dawsun, w. of Emanuel, d. in Philadelphia, i mo. 30, 169S. Compare this 
with p. 187. She was probably jfrj; wife of the Emanuel Dawson there mentioned. 



4o8 The Dawson Family. 

Joseph, and his w. Anne ; sons Samuel, Isaac and Nathan, each of whom 
m. and had children ; also a son John who was m. and had a son Wil- 
liam. ^ 

V. John Dawson, son of John, of West Nottingham, above named. 
It Is not supposed that John of Nottingham was related to those of his 
name in Bucks county, nor does it appear that those two were related to 
each other. One, or perhaps two of these, may have come up from 
Eastern Maryland, but probably each of them had emigrated from the old 
country. 

Of the descendants of John Dawson, of West Nottingham, nothing more 
is known than the will reveals. - 

But a meagre account has been obtained of the descendants of John 
Dawson, of Solesbury. Probably a more careful examination of the 
deeds, wills, etc., of Bucks county than is at present possible, may throw 
further light on the history of his family. Such information as has been 
obtained is embodied in the first oi the following records. 

The records of the descendants of John and Dorothy Dawson, which 
follows that of the family of John Dawson of Solesbury, embraces nearly 
two thousand names. But few of all the numerous living descendants of 
this couple now bear the name of Dawson. It seems, indeed, almost a 
misnomer to designate this as a Dawson family, w^hen page after page is 
occupied wholly with other names. The record should be further ex- 
tended and separately published under a title more expressive of its real 
character. 

* Isaac entered a caveat against the probating of any will of his father which had 
been executed subsequent to 1749, but soon withdrew the caveat, and allowed his 
brother John to act as executor. 

' It may have been an unworthy scion of this family, David Dawson, of Chtstcr 
Co , who was attainted of treason, and executed at Philadelphia, in 1780. James 
Dawson joined the British at Philadelphia, was captured at sea, and came near suf- 
fering a similar fate. — Sabine's American Loyalists ; Pennsyi-var.ia Archiiiis, 1783— 
1786, p. 609. 



w 



FAMILY OF JOHN DAWSON, 

Of SoLESBxniY, Bucks Co., Pa., 1719-1759. 

1. John Dawson, a member of the Society of Friends, 
residing in Solesbury township, Bucks Co., Pa., was at Falls 
meeting as early as 17 19,' and was elected an assessor in that 
county in 1725, 1730 and 1734. He was appointed an over- 
seer of Buckingham meeting, 2 mo. 4, 1730, and was released 
from the office 4 mo. 5, 1733. He seems to have been an 
active and useful member of the Society. His name appears in 
the records of the proceedings of nearly every meeting held for 
several years. His will, dated May 31, 1753, was proved May 
26, 1759, and is recorded at Doylestown, in Bucks county. 
Children : 

2-1. Thomas, sole executor of his father's will; his daughter, name not 

given, a legatee. 
2-2. Elizabeth, m. 1720, Thomas Browne, had probably d. before date 

of her father's will, not being named therein. See below. 
2-3. Ann, m. 1729, Joseph Browne, received legacy under her father's 

will. See below. 

2-2. Elizabeth Dawson., m. at Falls meeting, Bucks county, 
Pa., I mo. 20, 1720, Thomas Browne. They removed to 
Abington in 1739. A son : 
3-1. Moses, b. 10 mo. 26, 1727, d. 2 mo. 26, 1758 ; m. 

2-3. ^nn Dawson., m. at Falls meeting, Bucks county. Pa., 

I mo. 29, 1729, Joseph Browne, brother of Thomas (2-2). 

Four children : 

3-2. Abraham, b. 4 mo. 23, 1730. 
3-3. Isaac, b. 6 mo. 18, 1731. 
3-4. Ann, b. 2 mo. 10, 1733- 
3-5. Joseph, b. 7 mo. 8, 1737 ; m. 

' " A. — P. — 's condition is such that he is reduced to poverty, and doth stand in 
need o( asiistance, particularly a cow ; therer'bre this meeting doth appoint John 
Dawson to procure one." — Falls meeting records, 1719; quoted in iMichenor's 
Retrospect of Early ^aierism, p. 214. 

52 



410 T^he Dawso?i Family. 

3-1. Moses Browne, b. lo mo. 26, 1727, m. in Abington, 

then in Bucks county, now Montgomery, 12 mo. 31, 1753, Sarah 

Oldsworth. He d. 2 mo. 26, 1758, leaving two children: 

4-1. Elizabeth, b. 6 mo. 1, 1754. 
4-2. Thomas, b. 7 mo. 16, 1757. 

3-5. Joseph Browne, b. 7 mo. 8, 1737, m. Mary Preston^ 

dau. of Jonas and Jane Preston. She d. ii mo. 23, 1764, 

leaving two children : 

4-3. Ann, b. 12 mo. 11, 1760. 
4-4. Sarah, b. 10 mo. 3, 1762. 



Note. On the 7th of Feb., 1733-4, "John Dawson, of Solebury, in 
the county of Bucks, veoman," mortgaged 120 acres of land to the Trus- 
tees of the General Loan-Office of the Province of Pennsylvania. The 
land was situated in Solebury, adjoining lands of Thomas Head, Henry 
Paxton, Randal Spakman and Joseph Pike. The amount of the mort- 
gage debt was £g6. in the provincial bills of credit. 



411 



FAMILY OF JOHN DAWSON, 

Of Bucks Co., Pa., and Philadelphia, 1710-1742. 

1. John Dawson and w. Dorothy are said to have come 
from London, England, to America, in 17 10. Their dau. Ann 
was then five years old. It is probable that their sons John and 
Daniel also came with them. His trade was that of a hatter. 
They appear to have been connected with the Society of Friends 
in England, but it is certain that he, at least, did not ask to be re- 
ceived in membership among Friends here for some years after 
their arrival. The family tradition is that he had been unfortu- 
nate in business in London. That he had left behind him debts 
there, appears from the following extracts from the Abington 
meeting records : 

"1 mo. 3, I72g. Friends of Korsham requested on the account of 
John Dawson that he might be united to Friends, but being come from 
Old England without a certificate, by reason of some debts left unpaid, 
therefore the meeting do appoint John Cadwallader, Sampson Davis, and 
Thomas Lloyd to draw a letter to some of Dawson's creditors that are 
Friends in England to see if thev are willing to forgive ye debt, and bring 
the letter to the next monthly meeting." 

"2 mo, 28, 1729. A letter was brought, subscribed [addressed] to 
Friends in London in behalf of John Dawson, which was signed by seve- 
ral Friends." 

The result of these friendly offices is seen in the following, 

extracted from the records of the same meeting: 

" 4 mo. 29, 1730, John Dawson produced a certificate from Friends 
of Horsleydown monthly meeting in London, which was read and ac- 
cepted" 

He was a resident of Moreland township (Bucks county, now 
Montgomery'), and kept at Hatborough, ^ in that township, a 

' John and Daniel Dawson were both returned as having land taxable in Moreland 
township in 1734. Bucks Co. was one of the original counties formed by William 
Penn in 16S2. Mont;om;;ry county was organized in 1784. 

^[Moreland.] "The largest village was Hatborough, better known as the 
" Crooked Billet," containing about 18 houses (half of" which were built of logs), a 
store, tavern, etc. This place derived its name from one of the tirst stone houses 
built here, which not long after became a tavern, and had for its sign, a Cr-jcktd 
Billet, which name was originally derived from a popular inn then in Water St., 



412 The Dawson Family. 

tavern called the " Crooked Billet," carrying on also the hat-mak- 
ing business. He removed to Philadelphia in 1740, ^ or earlier, 
and d. in that city 11 mo. 27, 1742.^ 

His widow, who is said to have been a member of Abington 
meeting many years before her husband united with it, seems to 
have retained her connection with that meeting;, and to have re- 
turned, soon after her husband's death, to her former home or 
neighborhood. Later in life she made her home with her 
daughter, Ann Tomkins, near Phenixville, in Chester Co., and 

Philadelphia. John Dawson subsequently kept this house, and in connection fol- 
lowed his occupition of making hats, from which its more recent name of Hat- 
borough. This house, it is reported was built about 1 705, and has since been altered 
into a two story dwelling, now occupied by Jesse Walton, coach maker". — W. J Buck's 
History of Morcland, in Collcclicns of Hi storica! Society of Pa., vol. 6, p. 1 89. 

Other accounts are as follows : '• John Dawson was the original settler of the 
• Crooked Billet,' afterwards called Hatborough, where he carried on the hatting busi- 
ness. He there built a stone house, with the assistance of his daughter Ann, who 
afterwards married Bartholomew Longstreth. Here he kept a house of private en- 
tertainment, and had tor a sign a hewn crooked billet of wood 5 hence the name, the 
" Crooked Billet." His hatters' tools were brought up to Abington in a lime wagon. 
Thence he set out into the woods, and for several miles had to open a road with 
axe and spade for his horse and cart to pass along." — Longstreth iMSS. 

" The Crooked Billet near Hatboro, was lirst settled by John Dawson, hatter, who 
having been unfortunate in trade in London, emigrated with his family to Philadel- 
phia." — Letter of Daniel Longitreth to Wation, tke Annalist. 

" It would appear from some of my inquiries respecting the early settlement of 
Hatborough, that our ancestor, John Dawson, had lived in three different houses 
[there] on as many sites. The lirst was built of logs, in the rear of a house now 
standing nearly opposite to the end of the new road at the Upper Tavern on the west 

jide of York road The second house was of stone its site opposite 

to Mordecai Thomas' hip-roofed house. It was on the east side of York road, and 
was the original " Crooked Billet ' tavern. My great grandmother, Ann Dawson, 
was mason-tender, and carried the mortar on a board, and the stones in her apron, 

whilst her father executed the masonry His last and third residence was in the 

east end of the old stone house on the west side of York road, between the old tavern 

and the creek Like the others it was originally but one story high, and now 

exhibits on the front, on the south side of the door, the initials I. D. D. — 1745." 
Daniel Longstreth, 1831. [If the initials were intended for f'^hn and D-irothy Daiv- 
son, as suggested by a correspondent, the date, as given, could not have been a part of 
the original inscription. — See notes as to his remo-val and death, beLiv. 

» He was appointed administrator of the estate of his son John in 1740, and was then 
described as of Philadelphia. 

^Philadelphia meeting records. " Cousin Susanna Smedley, who resides with her 
jon-in-law, Jonathan Hood, at Radnor, told me that our ancestor, John Dawson, a 
free mason, and founder of Hatborough (he was a hatter bv trade), removed to Phila- 
delphia, and d at the corner of Church alley and Second St. in the house which 
John F. Watson, in his " Annals of Phila." says was the hrst brick house built in 
the city. The city regulation mark was always on this house." — Daniel Longstreth 
to Susanna Longstreth, 12 mo. 17, 1831. "The house continued to be occupied by 
some of his descendants until some time after the Revolution." — D. L. 1832. •' John 
Dawson d. in Philadelphia, corner Second St., and Church alley, in the fifth brick 
house built in the city." — W. F. C. " No record of administration on his estate in 
Philadelphia : probably to be found at Doylc^town, Bucks Co." (as he owned property 
in that county). — W. F. C. 



lihe Dawson Family. 4^3 

her remains are said to have been the first interred in the Friends' 
burying ground, belonging to Pikeland monthly meeting, near 
Kimberton, in that county. ' Their children were : 
2-1. John, wheelwright, d. in Philadelphia, his father appointed admin- 
istrator of his estate, 1740.- 
2-2. Ann, b. in London, 1705, d. 3 mo. 18, 1783. Longstreth ; 

ToMKlNS. 

2-3. Daniel, d. in Philadelphia, 1 mo. I, 1746 ; m. 

2-4. Sarah. Hancock. 

2-5. Isaac, d. in Philadelphia, 9 mo. 12, 1748 ; m. 

2-6. Benjamin, b. about 1718, d. at Smyrna, Del., 12 mo. 5, 1793 ; m. 

2—7. James." 

2-2. Ann Daiuson^ b. in London about 1705, came to 
America with her parents in lyio.-* She m. ist, at Horsham, 
Pa., II mo. 29, 1727, Bartholomew LoNGSTRETH,3 who was 



• " Widow Dorothy Dawson lived with her daughter, Ann Tomkins, inChariestown, 
Chester county, in the house which she, A. T., built on the hill by Mason's tavern. 
Whilst on her death bed, hearing that water frequently rose in the graves at Prov- 
idence, she requested that they ' would not drown her after she was dead.' but take 
her corpse to Pikeland, which was just established. She was the tirst one interred 
in that grave yard, and her gr. dau. Elizabeth Starr, w. of Joseph Starr, planted an 
apple tree at the head of her grave, which blew down a few years since, and the 
place is now supplied by a Lombardy Poplar." — D. Longstreth, 1831. 

» John is named tirst in the list of children, on the supposition that he was the eldest 
child, and the names of the other children follow in the order of birth J5 ccnjectund. 
What family John left, if any, is not known. The administration bond was dated 
Aug. 30, 1740, and the intended signers were, John Dawson, hatter, of Philadelphia 
city° -Bartholomew Longstreth, of Bucks Co., yeoman, and Daniel Dawson, ot Phila- 
delphia county. The bond was signed only by the two latter. A blank lelt for the 
signature of John Dawson, was not filled, and no inventory of the estate was filed. 

3 Signed marriage certificate of Benjamin Dawson and Elizabeth Fussell as witness, 
1744 Supposed to have been a brother of the groom. 

♦ So she informed Isaac Longstreth, her grandson. He related the facts to his 
nephew, Daniel Longstreth, who made record of them. 

5 The name was variously written Longstreth, Longstroth, Langstreth, Langsteroth, 
etc Longstreth is now the generally accepted orthography, and is therefore used 
uniformly in these records. For notices of the name and family, see Whitaker's 
Hiitory and AntiquitUs of the Diar.iry of Cra-ven ; Fuller's fP'orthtes of England 
(Yorkshire), etc. According to a tradition, the father of Bartholomew was named 
Christopher.' At the christening of the son, it is said that the father and godfather 
not agreeing as to a name, the officiating priest christened him in honor of the saint 
( Bartholomew) on whose day he was born. " He was five feet 8 ' .< inches high, " and 
"his person was heavy, thick set ; " but his brother Martin, who also emigrated to 
America, and d. about 1727, "is said to h-ive been seven feet 2A- inches in height. 
He was by trade a brazier, and occasionally travelled about the country seeking em- 
plovment. He was familiarlv called ' the long tinker.' " He had a daughter Elizabeth, 
who m. Francis Littlejohn, and d. near Philadelphia, in 1753, leaving eight children ; 
and a son Bartholomew (sometimes called Bartholomew, junior), who in 1769 lived 
1 50 miles west of Philadelphia, and had n^J^ children. Some ot his descendants are 
said to have removed to Va. Daniel Longstreth. late of Warminster, Bucks county, 
Pa., from whose copious family memoranda much has been drawn for these records, 
noted the fact that he had " often heard that Bartholomew Longstreth had a brother 
Philip." 



414 'T^he Dawson Fa?mly. 

b. in Longstroth Dale, Deanery of Craven, Yorkshire, England, 
8 mo. 24, 1679, and was therefore at his marriage 48 years of 
age, while she was only 22. He had emigrated from Yorkshire, 
England, in 1698, taking with him a letter from the Friends of 
Settle meeting in that shire, certifying, according to a practice still 
in use in the Society on the removal of deservincy members, to 
such facts as were calculated to commend him to the confidence 
and fellowship of the brethren among whom he expected to 
live.' This commendation and confidence his subsequent life 
fully justified. He was one of the petitioners, among whom were 
nearly all the leading men of Pennsylvania, who, about the year 
1700, when he could scarcely have more than attained his 
majority, joined in a petition to the king of England praying 
that William Penn might not be deprived of his government 
in the province. This early act shows that even then Bartholomew 
Longstreth was recognized as a man of some substance and 
character. - 

Prior to his emigration he had been for some years in the 
employ of a grazier or cattle drover, in whose service he had 
proved discreet and trustworthy. After his arrival in Pennsyl- 
vania he worked as a laborer until, by his frugal and industrious 



» " Whereas, Bartholomew Langsteroth having acquainted us how he doth intend 
to remove himself into Pennsylvania in America, if the Lord give him ability, there 
to live among Friends, and we, having taken care to inquire, do certify you, our 
fi-iends and brethren, whom it may concern, how that he hath obtained and discharged 
his business and affairs so that he doth thereby give no just occasion to any person to 
reflect upon him, and further that the said Bartholomew Langsteroth is clear from 
any engagements or entanglements with any person on the account of marriage, so 
that so far as we know if he hereafter be concerned in order to marry, this mav certifie 
our friends that may be therein concerned accordingly that as he hath been of a 
pretty good behavior since the time that he hath frequented our meetings, so his 
removing is with ours as also with his father's consent and approbation, and if the 
Lord lengthen out his days that he get to the end of his intended journey, you may 
receive him as one whom the Lord in his love has visited and reached unto in mercv 
and it is our fervent desire and prayer to God for him that he may proceed in faith- 
fulness that those blessings may be continued to him to the end of" his days. So, 
with the salutation of love in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, we rest and remain 
your brethren in the fellowship of the Gospel of Grace. 

•' From our monthly meeting at Settle, in Yorkshire, in old England, 'the first day 
of the first month, 1698-9. 

\_Signed by tivevtv FrrenJs'j 

' Penn's second visit to America was made in 1699. Not long after his arrival 
he learned that there was a measure before the House of Lords for bringing all the 
proprietary governments under the Crown, and he returned to England, in 1701, prob- 
ably taking with him the petition above referred to. It was never presented to the 
king, as, happily, before its arrival all danger of Penn's removal had passed. The 
original petition is now in possession of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 




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habits, he had laid up about £400. One half of this he ventured 
on a trading voyage to Tortola, one of the Virgin group ot the 
West India islands, then as now noted for its exports of sugar, 
molasses, rum, etc., and for its unhealthy climate. He sailed 
for the island in another vessel from that to which he intrusted 
his property, which was supposed to have foundered at sea, as 
it was never after heard of; and on arriving at the island he was 
taken sick, and narrowly escaped with his life. Returning to 
Pennsylvania, he resumed work as a laborer, and after a time 
bought a tract of 300 acres of land on Edge Hill, in Moreland 
township, then in Bucks county, now Montgomery.^ On this 
he settled and commenced its improvement, but becoming dis- 
satisfied, he sold the land, with the determination of returning 
to England.^ While waiting in Philadelphia for a passage home 
he me't with Thomas Fairman, surveyor to William Penn, who 
induced him to abandon his intention of leaving the country, and 
from whom he purchased 500 acres of unimproved land in War- 
minster township, in the county of Bucks.3 He afterwards pur- 
chased other tracts of land in that neighborhood, and at the time 
of his death left a large and valuable estate, including more than 
one thousand acres of land and monies at inte rest.-^ When he 

I " B. L. first settled on the county line, between Bucks and Montgomery coun- 
ties It was on Edge Hill. The house was a long, stone building."— Lctur oj 

Anna T. Raub, 1S73. ^ „ u , t 

=> At Middletown, Bucks county, meeting, 3 mo. 2, 1706, Bartholomew Long- 
streth was granted a certiticate " to whatever meeting he is likely to be ong to. 
This was probably when he was about returning to England, as traditionally related 
by the family. — W. F. C. „ . ro . r u 

3 The same tract of 500 acres that was deeded by Wm. Penn, m 1685, to John 
Dwight, and by John Dwight's heiis, in 1707, to John Talbot, and by John l.ilbot, 
in 1709, to Thomas Fairman. The deed from Thomas Fairman to Bartholomew 
Longstreth is dated Dec. 23, 1710."— S. T. L. " For this tract B. L. paid £175 
Pennsylvania currency, or seven shillings per acre. In 171 3 he purchased trom the 
proprietary agents [Richard Hill, Isaac N'orris and James Logan], twenty-six acres 
adjoining, for £6.10, or live shillings per acre." — D. L. . ^ ^ h K 

■» The old homestead he willed to his son Daniel, who d. in 1803, and he be- 
queathed the same to his son Joseph, who d. in 1840- He lert the proP^Jty to his 
only son Daniel, who d. in 1846, and under his will the homestead, which then in- 
eluded the dwelling house and out buildings, and tifty-six acres ot land, was sold. 
His eldest son, John Lancaster Longstreth, now of Philadelphia, became the pur- 
chaser, and in 1850 Mr. L. sold the premises to Isaac Rush Knk, who d. in 1859, 
leaving the property in possession of his widow and children, w.ho now reside there 
(1873). The old homestead, as it appeared when photographed in 1872, had been 
built at three separate dates. The central part was built by B. L. m 171 3 ; the east 
end by D L. in 1750, and the west end, which was much larger than either ot the 
other parts, was built by D. L. in 1766. At the time of the completion ot the hnal 
addition (by workmen tVora Philadelphia), it was considered the nnest house in that 
part of the country. The dates were ascertained from date stones found in ditierent 



41 6 The Dawson Family. 

first went into Warminster the country there was a wilderness, 
without roads, and with only a cattle path through the woods. 
His first house was of logs. When he was better accommo- 
dated he opened a store in a part of his dwelling, which he con- 
tinued to keep for the accommodation of the neighborhood for 
some years after his marriage, being assisted in his business by 
his wife. Indeed, it may be supposed that his habit of frequent- 
ing the markets in old England had given him an inclination to 
trade. It may have prompted him to modest ventures which 
resulted successfully, helping him in the accumulation of the 
snug capital which he had at command within a few years after 
his arrival in America, and a part of which he lost in the un- 
fortunate expedition to Tortola ; and it may, also, have had an 
influence in leading him to engage in this later enterprise in which 
he undertook the business of a storekeeper, ^ 

He was held in good esteem by members of the religious 
Society to which he belonged, ^ and he was frequently called on 
to settle estates, and to transact a variety of public affairs. As 
supervisor of Warminster he opened a portion of what is known 
as the York road. He was charitable to the poor, who never, 
it is said, left his door empty-handed ; and he was, withal, a man 
of great firmness of purpose, strength of mind and energy of 
character. He d. very suddenly in the road, without previous 
illness, Aug. 8, 1749, and was buried in Horsham grave yard. 3 

parts of" the building. After April, 1872, Mrs. Kirk took down those parts which 
were built in 1713 and 1750, and erected a new building on their site. While the 
wall of the east end was being torn down a copper medal was found which was struck 
in comme'Tioration of the taking of Porto Bella, by Admiral Vernon "with six ships 
only," Nov. 21, 1739. 

' It is said, however, that this was rather his wife's enterprise than his own : that 
she borrowed a small sum of money from her husband, as her original capital, with 
which to buy goods in Philadelphia, and gradually increased her stock and extended 
her business, attracting customers from Wrightstown and other distant places ; and 
that the business continued to prosper until the increasing carss of her family obliged 
her to relinquish it. " On closing her accounts and refunding the original loan with 
interest, there was a balance of £600. in her favor." — D. L., 1S31. 

' •' B. L. appears to have been an active man among the early Friends In Pennsyl- 
vania. On the 30th of 5 mo., 1733, he was appointed by Abington meeting to attend 
the quarterly meeting as a representative." — \V. F. C. 

3 " I now think proper to give a short relation of my father's death. The eighth 
day of August, 1749> ^^ went into the field to set the negroes to plowing, and stay 
with them till about eight o'clock, and rinding himself much out of order he left 
them and went to a school-house which was built in our field, and sent my sister 
home for me to take a horse for him to ride on. Accordingly I did, and he went to 
a stump, got upon it with help, and so upon the horse, and I got on behind him. 
When we rode about thirty perches he fell back into my arms. There being two 



The Dawson Family. 4^7 

It is a tradition that his marriage with Ann Dawson was the 
result of " love at tirst sight," under circumstances which, if 
not quite romantic, were altogether befitting the times, and the 
good, substantial men and women who founded Pennsylvania. 
While her father was building his house at the Billet she acted 
as mason tender, carrying the mortar on a board, and the stones 
in an apron of stout cloth, whilst her father executed the 
masonry. While she was so engaged it is said that Bartholomew 
passed by, " was smitten with her glowing charms and filial 
piety, and then and there chose his wife."^ They were married 
at Florsham meeting house, to which she rode on a pillion be- 
hind her father, departing from it with her husband on his horse 
in a similar manner. Tradition says that while she was busy 
talking with her young friends Bartholomew became somewhat 
impatfent to take his ^prize away, and summoned her in the 
broad speech of Yorkshire with the inquiry : " Ann, art thou 
gooing, or art thou noot." 

According to the custom of the times, but few even of Friends 
excepting, they employed slave labor, both in the field and in 
their domestic affairs ;'and some of their descendants remember 
to have seen in the old homestead a mark on the wall between 
the sitting room and kitchen where (though closed for many 
years) had been a small window at whic h Ann was wont to sit 

me:, riding a distance before us, I called to them, and they rode back q"'^^';^^ JJ^/ 
of them took him down tVom me in the road, and he took about tour or hve breaths, 
and died away, being sensible to the very last." - Danr.l Longstrcih to frunds ,n Eng. 

''""^« A douded marble slab was placed at his head by his son Daniel, with ' 1749 - 
Bartholomew Longstreth, aged 69 years iimo. 15 days' on it. Some ?'"" ^f^"' ^" 
uneasiness being expressed by some oi the members ot the meetmg with th . .tone 
an attempt was made to remove it, but Daniel Longstreth ;:^^Pl=.^f '/ '^"^ ^'^'^'^^ J ' '^ 
shall anv one disturb it.' It remains there to this day." - Daniel Longstreth (gr. son 
of Daniel above named), 183 1. It is still there (1873). _ ,1,.. „,;, h„ 

' The tradition may be true as to him, but if another story =°"«^"'"S ^^" .P;^;^„^;; 
any foundation in veritv it is evident she was not similarly inspired. The d'^t^encc 
in their a.es is to be remembered. " Previous to their marriage she -hen J^-^"? 
her fortun% alphabeticallv tried, said : ' I care not who knows the initials ^at turned 
up for me, for thev were B. L. That would stand tor old Bartholomew Lo"?^/- ^ 
and I am sure I never will have him ! ' " From an account ot B. L. accompany ng 
a Family Tree in possession of Alfred Longstreth, o. Philadelphia. The follow ngi. 
an extract from Abin^ton Meeting Records : "At our monthly meeting held ye 
agth of ye nth mo , 1-2-. Whereas Bartholomew Longstreth and Ann Da,.=on 
having declared their intentions of marriage with each other before two monthly 
meetings, enquiry being made by persons appointed, and found clear of all other, on 
account of marriace, are left to accomplish ve .ame orderly. On the 26th of I. 
mo.. I7Z7, the marriage of B. and A. was reported to have been orderly performed. 

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4^8 T^hs Dawso?! Family. 

to watch her slave women at work in the kitchen. Almost 
the last act of Bartholomew Longstrcth's life v/as to go into the 
fields to direct his negroes about their work. Many of Bartho- 
lomew and Ann's descendants, however, have been conspicuous 
for their opposition to slavery, and the Society to which they 
belonged, at a very earlv day made the holding of slaves a sub- 
ject of discipline, and, where persisted in, a ground of disown- 
ment. 

Ann had been a thrifty housekeeper and good manager. An 
inventory of her estate taken 2 mo. i, 1753, shows that it 
amounted, after deducting all claims against It, to nearly =£2000, 
and included servants valued at £100. Her husband had left 
her the entire income of all his landed property, until his sons, 
who were to inherit it, should respectively come of age, ex- 
cept her son Daniel, whose estate was to remam in her hands 
until he should arrive at the age of 25 years, after which he was 
to pay her annually £.6 during her life or widowhood.' They 
had eleven children : 

3-1. Sarah, b. 11 mo. 8, 1728-9,- d. 9 mo. 21, 1800. FussELL. 

3-2. John, b. 4 mo. 10, 1730, d. 1737. 

3-3. Daniel, b. 2 mo. 28, 1732, d. ii mo. 19, 1803 ; m. 

3-4. Jane, b. I mo. 18, 1733-4, d. aged 20 mos. 

3-5. Jane, b. 11 mo. 23, 1735-6, d. 5 mo. 16, 1795. Coates. 

3-6. Ann, b. 11 mo. 3, 1737-8, d. 6 mo. 26, 1824. Coates. 

3-7. John, b 8 mo 25, 1739. d. 4 mo. 16, 1817; m. 

3-8. Eiizabeih, b. 3 mo. 15, 1741, d 6 mo. 28, 1813. Starr. 

3-9. Isaac, b. 12 mo 16, 1742-3, d. 12 mo. 4, 1817 ; m. 

3-10. Joseph, b. 10 mo. 11, 1744, d. 1798 or 1803 ; m. 

3-11. Benjamin, b. 7 mo. 17, 1746. d. 8 mo. 4, 1802 ; m. 

After remaining a widow nearly four years, Ann Longstreth 
m. 2d, 6 mo. 7, 1753, Robert Tomkins, who resided in War- 

' Daniel Lonestreth's letter book, 1S31. 

2 It is to be borne in mind that M.irch, the third month of the year, accordins to 
present computation, was tormerly reckoned the rirst month. These dates of birth 
(of the children of Bartiiolumew and Ann Longitreth), designating the months by 
numerals, are Irom authentic records (the family Bible, original entries by Ann and 
Bartholomew L.), but in sub:,tituting the names of the months for numerals, allowance 
must be made for the change from old to new style. The following is an extract 
from a letter of Daniel Longstreth (3-3) to his " loving cousins " in England, written 
20th March. 175:, in which year the change from old to new style was made. He 
states that his " parents had eleven children, as followeth : Sarah was born January ye 
8th, 1728-9, John was burn June ye loth, 1730, and lived till he was seven years 
old, Daniel, born April ye -Sth, 1732, Jjne, burn March ye iSth, 1733-4, died 
[aged] I year and 8 months, Jane, born January ye 23d, 1735-6, Ann, born January 
ye 3d, 1737-8, John born October ye 25th, 1739, Elizabeth, born May ye 15th, 1741, 



The Dawso?i Family. ' '419 

rington township, Bucks county.' He is said to have wasted 
her fortune, and to have subjected her to personal ill usage, in 
consequence of which she left him, and returned to her son 
Daniel's, at the old homestead. Thence she removed to 
Charleston, in Chester county (now Phcnixville), where her 
daughters Jane and Ann Coates resided. Here she built a house 
for herself, " on the hill by Mason's tavern," ^ and made her 
home until 1775, when she returned to her son Daniel's, on the 
death of his wife Grace. About the time of his second marriage 
(1779) she removed again to Chester county, where she d. 3 
mo, 18, 1783, aged 78.3 

2-3. Daniel Dawson, hatter, of Abington, m. at Abington, 
8 mo. 26, 1730, Elizabeth Hallowell^ b. 12 mo., 14, 171 1. •♦ 
They removed from Abington to Philadelphia, taking certificate 
from former to latter meeting, dated May 31, 1742, for them- 
selves and dau. Deborah. 5 He made a will dated Nov. 23d, 
1744, and proved March 3, 1745, disposing of a good estate in 
houses, etc. The record is that he d. i mo. i, 1746, which 
was ist iVIarch, 1745, new style. They had seven children : 
3—12. Mar)-, d. 6 mo 25, 1740. 
3-13. Daniel, d. 1 mo. 6, \~i^- 

Isaac, born February ye i6th, 1742-3, Joseph, born Dec. ye iith, 1744, Benjamin, 
born Sept. ye 17th, 1749." These dates agree with the above except as to the year of 
Benjamin's birth. In the original draft of his letter it appears that he wrote 1746, 
These figures were crossed out and 1 749 inserted by another hand. The date in the 
old Bible of Bartholomew and Ann Longstreth, in the handwriting of Bartholomew, 
is 7 mo. 17, 1746. 

' They "passed meeting" at Abington, 4 mo. 30, 1753, but the marriage was 
celebrated at the meeting house in Horsham. The name of " Dorothy Dawson, 
widow," was signed at the head of the list of witnesses. The Quakers at Hatboro 
mostly belonged to Abington meeting. The fact of the change of name of Ann 
Dawson Longstreth to Tom kins was probably not known to the writer of the letter 
quoted in the following note (^note 3). 

^ See p. 413, note I. 

3 " Both Dorothy Dawson and Ann Dawson Longstreth lie buried in a neglected 
grave yard near Kimberton, Chester county, Pa. [belonging to Pikeland monthly 
meeting.] The graves are nameless, as is customary in Quaker burying grounds, and 
but few persons e.tcept my sister, Mrs. R. L. Fussell, and myself, are left who could 
identify the sp-jt. Thia was pointed out to us by our mother, Esther Fussell Lewis." 
— Grace Anne Lewis, Media, Pa., 1873. 

♦ Dau. of Thomas (b. in England, d. 12 mo. 14, 1734), and Rosamond Till (d. 6 
mo. 13, 1745), Hallowell, m. at Darby, Pa., 1702, lived at Abington; gr. dau. of 
John and Miry Hallowell, who emigrated to Darby from Hucknow, parish of Sutton, 
Nottinghamshire, England, bringing a Quaker certificate, dated 12 mo. 19, 1682. 

5 Abington records, as cupied for the Penna. Hi.turical Society, say John Dawson, 
w. and dau. Deborah, but Philadelphia meeting records show that it was Daniel who 
was received on this certificate. 



420 The Daivson Family. 

3-14. Deborah, b. 6 mo. 22, 1742. . 

3-15. James -^ m. . , . ' 

3-16. Daniel, m. Sarah : d. in Philadelphia without issue. 

3—17. Rosamond. Green. - 

3-18. Mary. Thomson. ■ - - 

2-4. Sarah Dawson, m. in Abington, 9 mo. 24, 1729, 
William Hancock, who d. 1787, son of William Hancock, 
of Horsham, Pa. They had : 

3-19. John, d. before 1787 ; OT. .-^ 

3-20. Isaac, living 1787. _ , "...•_ 

3-21. James, b. 9 mo. 2, 1730, living 1787 ; m. ■ _ - 

2-5. Isaac Dawson, of Abington, removed to Philadelphia, 
taking certificate from Abington meeting, dated 2 mo. 24, 1738: 
was with w. Jane in Philadelphia, 1748. She brought a cer- 
tificate, dated's mo. 3, 1752, from Burlington, N. J., meeting, 
to Philadelphia, being then a wid., as her husband had d. 9 mo. 
12,1748. They had : , 

3-22. William, d. 6 mo. 4. 1742- ' . il 

3-23. John, d. 12 mo. 6, 1742. • -• - 

3-24. Jane, d. 1 mo. 30, 1749- _ - - " •■; 

3-25. Elizabeth, d. 4 mo. 4, 1749- : 
3-26. Isaac, d. 6 mo. 21, 1749- 

3-27. Mary, b. I mo. 17, 1742-3, lived in Philadelphia. Sermon. 

Jane Dawson, (widow of Isaac Dawson, and dau. of Richard 
and Mary Blackham, of Burlington, N. J.), m. in Philadelphia, 
II mo. 9, 1752, Robert Worrell, of Abington, Pa., son of 
Richard Worrell, of Lower Dublin. After her hrst husband's 
death, she appears to have gone back to her father's home in New 
Jersey, from which she returned to Philadelphia only a few weeks 
before her second marriage. 

2-6. Benjamin Dawson, b. abt. 1718, m. in Philadelphia, 
5 mo. 19, 1744/ En%abeth Fussell, b. abt. 1727. They lived 

» Of the witnesses present were Dorothy, mother of the groom, and Daniel, Isaac 
and Tames Dawson, probably brothers; also, Jane Dawson, supposed w. of Isaac, but 
perhaps sister. Elizabeth Fussell was dau. of Solomon Fussell,(b. in Yorkshire, Eng., 
I-C4, emi-rated to Pa., and settled in Phihielphia, abt. 1721, where he was a mer- 
chant son°of William and Elizabeth Fussell)and wife Susannah Coney, (dau.of Jacob 
Coney and wife Barbara, dau of "William Clinkenbeard \. William Clmkenbeard d.abt 
1753 in the 104th vear of his age. On the birth of his gt. gt. gr. dau., Susannah 
Dawson, he said to his dau. Barbara Coney, "Arise daughter, go see thy daughter, 
for thy daughter's daughter has a daughter.' This Susannah Dawson, afterwards 
Susannah Smedley, was b. the 3d of the 9th mo. 1746, and having seen her gt. gt. 



The Da'w son Family. 421 

at Smyrna, Del., and were respected members of the Society of 
Friends. He d, 12 mo. 5, 1793, in his 75th year, and she d, 
9 mo. 8, 1792, in her 66th year, both at Smyrna. They had 
twelve children, all b. at Smyrna : 

3-2S. John, b. 4 njo. 3, 1745, d. 10 mo. 10, 1767. 

3-29. Susannah, b. 7 mo. 2, 1746, d. in Delaware Co., Pa., 11 mo. 29, 

1S34, aged 89. CowGiLL ; Smedley. 
3-30. Dorothy, b. l mo. I, 1748, was living 1788. ^ 
3-31. Solomon, b. 2 mo 13, 1749, vvas living 1 788 ; m. 
3-32. Sarah, b. 2 mo. 5, 1751, d. 12 mo. 8, 1766. 
3-33. Benjamin, b. i mo. 13, 1753, vvas living, 1788. 
3-34. William, b. 3 mo. 15, 1756, was living, 1788 ; m. 
3-35. Elizabeth, b. 11 mo. 24, 1760, d. 9 mo. 8, 1763. 
3-36. Isaac, b. 7 mo. 18, 1763, d. in Queen Anne Co., Md., abt. 1825 ; 



m. 



3-37. Jacob, b. 12 mo. 8, 1765, d. an infant. 

3-38. James, b. 4 mo. 23, 1767, d. in Chestertown, Md., 6 mo. 4, 1823 ; 



m. 



3-39. Elizabeth, b. 3 mo. 5, 1769, d. 8 mo. 15, 1778. 

3-1. Sarah Longstreth^ b. ii mo. 8, 1728-9, d. 9 mo. 21, 
1800, (bur. Pikeland) m. at Abington, 8 mo. 10, 1751, William 
FussELL,^b. 1728-9, d. 1803, or 1804, at Phenixville, Pa. (bur. 
Pikeland). He was enrolled a member of 5th Bat. 6th Artillery 
company of Chester Co., but being a Quaker, it is presumed he 
rendered no service. ^ They had three children : 

4-1. Susannah, b. i mo 29, 1753, d. 7 mo. 26, 1819. Dunkin'. 
4-2. Bartholomew, b. in Philadelphia, 9 mo 28, 1754, d. near Yellow 

Springs, Chester Co., Pa., 10 mo. 17, 1838 ; m. 
4-3. Solomon, b. 12 mo. 20, 1755, d. 10 mo. 22, 1793 ; unm. 

3-3. Daniel Longstreth was b. in Warminister town- 
ship, Bucks Co., Pa., on the 28th of April (then called 2d mo). 

gr. father, lived to see her gt. gt. gr. children. She d. 29th ot iith mo., 1834, m 
the S9th year of her age." — Extract from a family record in possession ot Mrs. 
Martha M. Lewis, of Hantsville, Indiana. The date of birth of Susannah Dawson, 
here given differs from that stated in the above record, which is from the meeting 
records. 

' Mentioned with Solomon, Benjamin and William, in their father's will of that 
date. 

•' Son of Solomon, and Susar-.r.ak Coney Fussell, and brother of Elizabeth, w. of 
Benjamin Dawson. (2-6). 

3 He was mulcted in '' excise tines" in 1777-17S0, in the sums of £z. 12. 6, and 
£19. 10. 9. Other "excise fines" levied and collected were as follows: Joseph 
Starr jr. £45. iS. 9, and £3. 5. O; Moses Co.ites jr., £55. 2. 6, and 1:3. 5. o; 
Benjamin Longstreth, £50. 5. o, £3. 5. o, and £19. 10.05 Benjamin Coates, £10. 
10. 8 ; Isaac Starr, £3. 5. O. — Pennypacker's History of Phenix-viiU, p. 122. 



422 The Dawson Fajnily. 

1732. When he was in his eighteenth year his father died, 
leaving him the care of a large family of brothers and sisters, to 
whom he supplied, as far as possible, a father's place, fulfilling 
his trust with good judgment and strict fidelity. He was a man 
of fine presence and great firmness of mind ; a Friend in princi- 
ple as well as by profession ; a peace maker, often being called 
upon to settle difterences arising between his acquaintances and 
neighbors ; a man of benevolent and sympathetic nature, fre- 
quently interesting himself in behalf of the helpless and friend- 
less ; a man of integrity, possessing the public confidence, being 
often selected as executor and administrator in the settlement of 
estates, also at one time collector of the Provincial tax and at- 
tending to a variety of public affairs. He was a member of the 
Pennsylvania society for the abolition of slavery, and for better- 
ing the condition of people of color, his diploma bearing date 
the 25th of 3 mo., 1793.' He adhered to peace principles during 
the Revolutionary war, notwithstanding the difficulties of his 
situation, being sometimes summoned to the head quarters of 
the army in his neighborhood, but receiving respectful treatment 
fiom the commanding officers. A company of soldiers was at 
one time quartered on him, and the battle of the Crooked Billet 
was fought along the road in front of his homestead.^ For a time 
his capacious garret became a place of safe keeping for the Hat- 
boro Library, a library which, though one of the oldest in the 
country, has still a flourishing existence. He maintained a cor- 
respondence with relatives in England, as late at least, as 1769. 
He m. ist, at Abington meeting, 5 mo. 22, 1753, Grace 
Michener^ who was b. in Moreland township (now .VlontJomerv 
Co., Pa.), 3 mo, 22, 1729, and d. at the homestead, in War- 
minister, 4 mo. 16, 1775.^ They had nine children : 



' He inherited slaves with his father's estate, and probably employed slave labor 
the greater part of his lite. He is referred to in the following : " Grandfather had 
a burying ground tor slaves alongside jt a lane running from the barn near the chest- 
nut tree along Jesse Cleaver's lane. When 1 was small father took the fence awav, 
and ploughed down the graves."— .^nnj T. Raab daughter of Joseph Longstreth, son 
of Daniel. 

^ He built a very commodious and substantial house, enlarging one erected by his 
father, and had what was then considered the most elegantly rinished house in that part 
of the country. It bore on one end the initials of himself and wife, and a date 
"D. L. G., 1766." 

3 Sister to Jane MichenL>r who m. John Hancock (3-19 of this record); dau. of 
John and Martha Marker Miclienor ; gr. dau. of John and Sarah Michenor, who were 
living in Philadelphia as early ai 1686, removed to Abington 1715, and had one son 



The Dawson Fa??iily. ' 4^3 

4-4. [LoNGSTRETH.] John, b 4 mo. 14, 1754, d. 5 mo. 7, 1819 ; m. 

4-5. Martha, b. 12 mo. 4, 1755, ^ 5 mo. 15, 1815. Michener. 

4-6. Rachel, b. 8 mo. 22, 1737, d. 5 mo. 30, 1782. Ross. 

4-7. Joseph, b. 3 mo. 11, 1760, d. 5 mo. 13, 1760. 

4-8. Jonathan, b. 6 mo. 1, 1761, m. at Hopewell, Va., 8 mo. 16, 

1792, Phebe Recs, dau. of Morris and Sarah Rees. ^ 
4-9. Isaac, b. 10 mo. 17, 1763, d. 2 mo. 8, 1846 ; m. _ 
4-10. Joseph, b. 5 mo. 31, 1765, d. in Bucks Co., 4 mo. 23, 1840; m. 
4-11. Benjamin, b. 9 mo. 10, 1767, went to Kentucky as a surveyor, 
with John Fitch, where he d. 6 mo. 3, 1790. He was deputy 
surveyor of Madison Co., in that territory. 
4-12. Jane, b. 10 mo. 6, 1770, d. 2 mo 29, 1770. 

Daniel Longstreth, m. 2d, 2 mo. 2, 1779, Martha Bye, b. in 
Buckingham, Pa., 9 mo. 23, 1735, d. in Philadelphia, 3^mo. 7, 
1833, aged 98, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Bye. She had 
no children. She d. at the house of Rachel Maris, her hus- 
band's grand dau., whom she had raised from infancy. Daniel 
Longstreth d. at the homestead in Warminster, 11 mo. 19, 
1803. 

3-5. Jane Longstreth, b. ii mo. 23, 1735-6, d. 5 mo. 16, 
1795 (bur. Friends' ground, Baltimore), m. 4 mo. 22, 1755, 
Jonathan CoATES, of Phenixville, who wash. 1 1 mo. 17,1728, 
son of Moses and Susannah Coates. ^ They had eleven children : 

4-13. Ann, b. 5 mo, 12, 1757. 

4-14. James, b. 5 mo 22, 1759. 

4-11;. Hannah, b. 7 mo. 5, 1761. 

4-16. Jonathan, b. 5 mo. 28, 1764, d. 9 mo. 30, 1793. . 

4-17. Susannah, b. 7 mo. 23, 1766. 

4-18 Phebe, ttcin sister of Susannah. 

5-19. Keziah, b, 2 mo. 24, 1769. 

4-20. Grace, b. 7 mo. 16, 1771, m. Reynolds Knox, and d. a widow 

in Baltimore, 3 mo. 24, 1844. 
4-21. Isaac, b. 2 mo. 8, 1774. 
4-22. Jane, b. 8 mo. 28, 1776. 
4-23. Elizabeth, b. 9 mo. 3, 1779- 

(John, above named), and five daus. Martha Harker, was dau. of Adam and Grace 
Harker, v^'ho came to Bucks Co.. Pa., in 1699, with a certificate from the Richmond 
monthly meeting of Friends, at Leburne, Yorkshire. England, dated 12 mo. 10, 1698. 

' In '1796. or^"9- he made a vovase down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New 
Orleans, and thence to the West Indies. He was captured by the British, and held 
a prisoner, because he sailed from a Spanish port. Later, he ascended the Mississippi, 
to Baton Rouge, and went thence to Pinckneyville, where he d. in i8i2 after 15 or 
16 years' absence from home. 

''The ancestor of Moses Coates is said to have come to Pennsylvania before the ar- 
rival of William Penn, 16S2. Others of that name in Pa. are descended from one 
who arrived in 1686. 



424 'T^he Dawson Fajuily. 

3-6. Ann Lon^streth^ b. 1 1 mo. 3, 1737-8, d. 6 mo. 26, 
1824, m. 9 mo. 22, 1756, Benjamin Coates, son of Moses 
and Susannah Coates, and brother of Jonathan Coates (3-5). 
They lived at Phenixville, in Chester Co., and were buried at 
Pikeland. Children : 

4-24. Jane, rn. Steward, and d. 1834. 

4-25. Susannah, h, 3 mo., 1772. 
4-26. Benjamin, b. 9 mo. 18, 1780. 
4-27. Tacy (daughter) d. 7 mo. 22, 185 I. 

3-7. John Longstreth, b. in October (then called 8th 
mo.) 25, 1739, d. 4 mo. r6, 1817 (buried Pikeland), m. 
1762, Jane Minshall^ b. I mo. 5, 1743, d. 2 mo. 9, 18 1 3, 
daughter of John and Sarah Minshall.' He was a justice of the 
peace and a man of considerable influence. They lived at 
Phenixville, and had seven children : 

4-28. Daniel, b. 1767, d. 1769. 

4-29. Hannah, b. 10 mo. 9, 1768, d. at Phenixville, i mo. 8, 1851. 

Coates. 
4-30. John b. 2 mo. 10, 177^, d. at Charlestown, Pa, 1 mo. 6, 1822; 

m. 
4-31. Sarah, b. 10 mo. 18, 1773, d. 6 mo. 5, 1839, aged 65 ; unm. 
4-32. Anne, b. 1777, d. 1777. 

4-33. Moses, b. 6 mo. 18, 1780, d. 2 mo. 10, 1819 ; m. 
4-34. Jane, b. 7 mo. 14, 1784, d. 5 mo. 26, 1834. John. 

3-8. Elizabeth Longstreth^ b. 3 mo. 15, 1 741, d. 6 mo. 28, 
1813 (buried Phenixville), m. at Pikeland meeting, 6 mo. 21, 
1763,^ Joseph Starr, b. 7 mo. 6, 1741, d. 10 mo. i, 1821, 
son of Joseph and Rebecca Starr. They lived at Charlestown, 
Chester Co., Pa., and had ten children : 

4-35. Rebecca, b. 7 mo. 11, 1764. 

4-36. Ann, b. 9 mo. 7, 176^, d. unm. 

4-37. Elizabeth, b. 4 mo. 27, 1767, d. 12 mo. 14, 1799. 

4-38. Isaac, b. 8 mo. 8, 1768. 

4-39. Joseph, b. 10 mo. 5, 1769. 

4—40. Sarah, b. ll mo. 21, 1777. 

» Descended from Thomas and Margaret Minshall, who came to Pa., in 1682. 
A genealogy of the family was printed in 1867. 

^ The original certihcate of this marriage, now in possession ofS. W. Pennypacker, 
of Philadelphia, contains the signatures as witnesses of Ann Tomkins, mother of the 
bride, Joseph and Rebecca Starr, the groom's parents, Daniel and Grace Longstreth, 
(33 of this record). Sarah Fusocll 1 3-1), John Longstreth (3-7), Isaac Longstreth 
(3-9Ji Joseph Longstreth (3-10), Benjamin Longstreth (3-I1J, Sarah Hancock 
(2-4J, etc. 



^he Dawson Faviily. . 425 

4-41. [Starr.] John, b. 7 mo. 27, 1774- 

4-42. Benjamin, b. 2 mo. 5, 1776- 

4-43. Amy, b. 5 mo. 29, 1778, d. 2 mo. 5, 1837 ; unm. 

4-44. William, b. 8 mo., 1781, d. 1786. 

3-9. Isaac Lokgstreth, b. 12 mo. 16, 1742-3, d. 4 mo. 
12, 1817 (buried Pikeland), m. 11 mo. 15, 1770, Martha 
Thomas^ b. 5 mo. 20, 1748, d. at Hatboro, 12 mo. 4, 1790 
(buried Horsham).' He was a Capt. in the Rev. army, and 
commanded a company at the battle of the Crooked Billet. 
They lived at Darby, Pa. ; and had besides four children who 
died young : 
4-45. Susannah, b. at Hatboro, 8 mo. 10, 1771, d. near Philadelphia, 

3 mo. 15, 1856.- 
4-46. Elizabeth, b. at Hatboro, 2 mo. 2, 1783, d. at Miami, Ohio, 2 

mo. 22, 1845. Mather. 
4-47. Isaac Thomas, b. at Hatboro, 2 mo. 26, 1785, d. 10 mo. 6, 

1849 ; m. 
4-48. David, b. at Hatboro, 1 1 mo 16, I786,d. 11 mo. 24, 1859 ; m. 
4-49. Charles, b. in Mahoning Valley, Pa., 4 mo. 3, 1788, d. i mo. 2, 

1861 ; m. 

3-10. Joseph Longstreth, b. 10 mo. 11, 1744, d. 5 mo. 
18, 1803 (buried at Horsham), m. 4 mo. 16, 1772, Susannah 

»Dau. of Daniel Thomas (b. 171 1, d. 1766), and w. Susannah (?) Livezey, dau. 
of Thomas Livezey; gr. dau. of Daniel Thomas, (from Wales, 1700), and wife 
Catharine Morris. 

^She removed to Philadelphia in 1795, and in 1797 entered into the wholesale 
dry goods business with two of her cousins. It is said she was the first woman who im- 
ported dry goods into that city. " While she continued in business, a period ot about fif- 
teen years, her sound judgment, kind disposition, and perfect uprightness, secured the 
esteem of a large circle of friends. In 181 5 she removed to Greenway Farm, which 
she had purchased a few years before, and resided there until her decease, enjoying the 
simple pleasures of the country, superintending the business of the farm, and dispens- 
ing the hospitalities of a large heart, until prevented by the infirmities of age. Although 
her affections centred with uncommon force and ardor upon the members ot her 
family, even to cousins of the third and fourth degree, they were by no means 
limited to those who were connected with her by the ties of consanguinity. Her love 
and interest took a much wider range, embracing, indeed, the whole human family. 
She felt especial sympathy for those who were in danger of being overlooked. She 
was a striking example of watchfulness in conversation, being rarely heard to speak of 
the faults of others, and when these were mentioned in her presence she generally 
had Something to say of the irgood qualities, or, if nothing could be said in extenuation, 
she would turn the conversation into another channel, possessing that cahrity which 
* thinketh no evil, and hopeth all things.' She was remarkable for a happy, 
cheerful spirit, which diffused its infiuence like genial sunshine upon all around her, 
and a thankful heart induced her frequently to number her blessings. She was in 
the daily practice of reading the Htly Scriptures, which shcni uch enjoyed, and was dili- 
gent in her attendance of our religious meetings as lung as health permitted." Friends' 
Intelligcnctr. 

54 



426 The Dawso7i Family. 

Morris, b. 7 mo. 23, 1746, d. 8 mo. 28, 18 14, dau. of Joshua 
and Mary Morris, of Abington. They settled in Southampton 
township, Bucks Co., near the old homestead. It was on his 
premises that Fitch, the inventor, first tried his steamboat.* 
They had nine children : 
4-50. [LoNGSTRETH.] Josiah, b. 8 mo. 1, 1772, d. at Abington, 3 mo. 

6, 1834; m. 
4-51. Charles, b. iz mo. 30, 1773. 
4-52. Joshua, b. 6 mo. 20, 1775, d. near Philadelphia, i mo. 27, 1869; 



m. 



4-53. Mary, b. 2 mo. 28, 1777- 

4-54. William, b. 7 mo. 24, 1778, d. Philadelphia, 11 mo. 16, 1814 ; m. 
4-55. Morris, b. 8 mo. 7, 1780, d. Philadelphia, 12 mo. 5, 1803. 
4-56. Ann, b. 2 mo. 12, 1784, d. 5 mo. 26, 1868. Hallowell. 
4-157. Samuel, b. 9 mo. 28, i 787, d. near New Orleans, 4 mo. 7, 1826; ^. 
4-58. Thomas Mifflin, b. 9 mo. 17, 1790, d. Philadelphia, abt. 1848 ; m. 

3-11. Benjamin Longstreth, b. September (then called 
7 mo.) 17, 1746, d. 8 mo. 4, 1802," (buried Friends' ground, 
Valley, Montgomery Co., Pa.), m. Sarah Fussell, who d. 4 mo. 
23, 1797 (buried Pikeland), daughter of Solomon Fussell, and 
his second w. Mary Wilson, b. 10 mo. 12, 1751.^ They lived 
at Phenixville, Pa., of which place he was the founder. He 
built the first iron-works erected there. •* They had twelve 
children : 

4-59. Joseph, b. 1 1 mo 25, 1773, d 3 mo. g, 1807 ; m. 
4-60. William Wilson, b. 9 mo. I, 1775, '^- ^^ "^°- ^' ^^°5 "i ^^ 
4-61. Benjamin, b. 2 mo. i, 1777, d. 9 mo. 5, 185 i ; m. 
4-62. Mary, b. I mo. 7, 1779, d. 9 mo. 7, 1850. Tea. 
4-63. Ann, b. 1 mo. 27, 1781, d. 5 mo. 31, 1840. Parrish ; Keen.- 
4-64. Sarah, b. 2 mo. li, 178:?, d. 12 mo. 19, 1807 (buried Arch 
St., Philadelphia) ; ///?//?. 

'See Westcott's Life of Jcbn Fitch. 
' ' There seems to be a doubt as to the correctness of this date of B. L.'s death. 
The following is a copy of a memorandum made by Daniel Longstreth, 1841, of in- 
formation from his uncle Isaac Longstreth: "Benjamin d. in 1798, of yellow fever, 
near the Vallev meeting house, where he was buried. He took the fever in Phila- 
delphia, and was on his way home, on French Creek, now Phenixville, Chester Co., 
Pa. He was 50 or 51 ye.irs old." In another place he makes a memorandum taken 
from a record of graves in Valley Meeting Cemetery, of a charge for digging Benja- 
min Longstreth's grave, 8 mo. 18, 1 802. 

3 See 2-6, note I. One correspondent writes that B. L. married Sarah fVHson, 
who d. 1797. <f so, probably dau. of second w. of Solomon Fussell, by a former 
husband. She is said to have been a widow at the time of her marriage to S. P., but 
the record does not so describe her. 

■» See Pennvpacker's Hisr-ry of Phenix-villt, for account oi B. L; Jonathan and 
Benjamin Coates purcha>ed the mill tract in 1760, and sold to John Longstreth, who 
in 1785 rebuilt the mill, and sold to Benjamin Longstreth. The latter curamenced 
a series of improvements, and to him Phenixville owes its origin. 



The 'Dawson Family. 427 

4-65. [LoNGSTRETH.] Samuel, b. 2 mo. 19, 1785, went west when 
a young man, and was never heard from afterward by his family. 
4-66. Elizabeth, b. 7 mo. 9, 1787, Paxson. 
4-67. Rachel Wilson, b. 7 mo. 10, 17S9. Orum. 
4-68. Hannah, b. 7 mo. 26, 1791, d. 4 mo. 30, 1838. Wilson. 
4-69. Jacob, b. 9 mo. 27, 1793 ; m. 
4-70. George Field, b. 4 mo. 26, 1796, res. Ohio ; m. 

3-15. James Dawson, m. Oct. 29, i-jbi^Mary Hamilton. 
They had : 
4-71. Rosamond. Murr-ay. 

3-17. Rosamond Daivson (dau. of Daniel, 2-3), m. May 18, 

1752, Charles Green. They had : 

4-72. Charles ; m. 
4-73, Mary. Hill. 
4-74. Sarah. Jones. 

3-18. Mary Dawson^ m. ii mo. 14, 1758, John Thomson, 
son of Peter Thomson, of Marple, Chester Co., Pa. They 
had: 

4-75. Elizabeth. Fisher. 

3-19. John Hancock, d. in Philadelphia, before 1787, m. 
II mo. 25, 1754, y^ne Michener^ dau. of John and Martha 
Marker Michener, of Abington. She d. 1758, and her husband 
administered on her estate. * (William Hancock, 2-4 of this 
record, who d. 1787, had a grand dau. Jane Hancock, who was 
his executrix, — supposed dau. of John, and yayie Michener 
Hancock.) 
4-76. Jane, m. Richardson. 

3-21. James Hancock, b. 9 mo. 2, 1730, living 1787, m. 
3 m^. 26, 1752, Elizabeth Randall^ b. 5 mo. II, 1725, d. be- 
fore 1787, dau. of Joseph and Rebecca Randall. They lived 
in Bucks Co., and had ten children : 

4-77. Joseph, b. 2 mo. 1 1, 1753. 

4-78. William, b. 10 mo. 14, 1754, d. 2 mo., 1755. 

^.-79. Sarah, b. 6 mo. 13, 1756, d. 10 mo., 1758. 

4-80. Rebecca, b. 10 mo. 22, 1757, d. 3 mo., 1758. 

4-81. Elizabeth, b. 2 mo. 2, 1759. 

4-82. James, b. 12 mo. 21, 1760. 

' See 3-3, note 3. 



428 7 he Dawson Family . 

4-83. [Hancock.] John, b. 11 mo. 9, 1762. 
4-84. Sarah, b. 11 mo. 4, 1764. 
4-85. Benjamin, b. 5 mo. 10, 1767. 
4-86. Joel, b. 4 mo. 26, 1769. 

3-27. Mary Dawson^ b. i mo. 17, 1742-3 (dau. of Isaac, 
2-5), m. I mo. 12, 1764, Joseph Sermon, of Philadelphia, 
whitesmith, d. 1790, son of Richard Sermon, of Lower Dubhn. 
They had five children : 

4-87. Richard. 

4-88. Isaac. 

4-89. Robert. 

4-90. Jane, m. 1796, George Worrell. 

4—91. Hannah. 

3-29. Susannah Dawson^ b. in Smyrna, Del., 7 mo. 2, 1746,' 
d. in Radnor township, Delaware Co., Pa., II mo. 29, 1834, 
aged 89. She m. ist, 1765, Thomas Cowgill, who died 
1766. They had : 
4-92. Sarah, b. 2 mo. 24, 1766, who m. Cox, before 1781, and 

was mentioned that year in the will of her grandfather, Benjamin 

Dawson (2-6). 

Susannah (3-29), m. 2d, 1772, John Smedley, b. 1716, 

who d. 1793, aged 77. She survived him many years. ^ They 

had nine children : 

4-93. Elizabeth, b. 7 mo. 4, 1773. 

4-94. Thomas, b. 10 mo. 24, 1774, m. 3 mo. 17, \jg6, Lydia Hoopes ; 

no issue. 
4-95. Esther, b. I mo. 18, 1776, m. 2 mo. 22, 1797, Jacob Rogers, 

son of James and Priscilla Rogers. 
4-96. John, b. 9 mo. 7, 1777, d. 10 mo. 1:5, iSzq ; m. 
4-97. Susannah, b. II mo. 11, 1779, d. 12 mo. 18, 1858. Hood. 
4-98. Benjamin, b. i mo. 13, 1782: 

» The place and date of her birth, as above, from Mr. James William Dawson, 
Wilminr'ton, Del. The following from Daniel Longstreth's memoranda : ''Susannah 
Smedley, b. opposite Christ's Church, in Second St. (Philadelphia), on 13th of 9 
mo., or 2d of 9 mo. new st)le, 1746. She m. Thomas Cowgill, and buried him, 
and having remained a widow six years, she m. John Smedley, aged 56, and she 
aged 26. He d. when turned of 77, and left her with seven children, and one she 
had by Cowgill. They had also buried one." 

* " Her gt. gt. grandfather, William Clinkenbeard, who was 108 years old when he 
died and owned a small farm in Plymouth, was seen by her when an infant j and 
she has now seen her great great grand children, making in all nine generations 
which her eyes have beheld. She still retains her memory in a most surprising 
manner, though turned of S5 years of age. But few persons can ever say as much 
as this." — Daniel Longstreth, 12 mo., 1831. 



T^he Dawson Family, 4^9 

4-99. [Smedlfy.] Mary, b. 1 1 mo. 7, 1783, d. .in Jefferson Co., 

Ohio, I mo. 10, 1857. Lamborn- 
4-100 Jacob, b. 12 mo. 27, 1784, lived in Pliiladelphia ; m. 
4-101. Isaac, b. 12 mo. 14, 1786, lived in Philadelphia ; m. 

3-31. Solomon Dawson, b. 2 mo. 13, 1749^ was living 

1788, m. Mary ; both lived and d. at Smyrna, Del. 

Their only child was : 

4-102. Benjamin, who d. at 45 ; unm. 

3-34. William Dawson, b. 3 mo. 15, 1756, living 1788, 

m. I St, Cone, l^hey lived in Caroline Co., Md., and had : 

4-103. Sarah. 

He afterwards moved to Redstone, Pa., and m. 2d, 

Cadwalader. 

3-36. Isaac Dawson, b. 7 mo. 18, 1763, hatter, d. in 

Queen Anne's county, Aid., about 1825 ; m. ist, Cox; no 

issue. 2d, Rachel Lamb, of Kent county, Md. They had 
eight children : 

4-104. Thomas, d. in infancy. 

4-105. Mary, m. Daniel Lamb, res. Baltimore; 2 children. 

4-106. Sarah, m. Isaac Cox, of Easton. Md. ; 3 children. 

4-107. Eliza, m, Benjamin Howard, of Kent county, Md. ; 4 chi uren. 

4-108. Susannah, m. Paul Jones, of Baltimore, moved west ; 2 children. 

4-109. Isaac, b. 10 mo. 25, 1802, res. Balto., Md. ; unm. 

4-1 10. Rebecca, d. young. 

4-1 II. George, d. in infancy. 

3-38. James Dawson, tanner, b. in Smyrna, Delaware, 4 
mo. 23, 1767, m. 9 mo. 6, 1790, Ann Lamborn, who was b. in 
London Grove township, Chester county, Pa., 8 mo. 22, 1766.= 
They were members of the Society of Friends, and lived first at 
Third Haven (otherwise Easton), Talbot Co., Md., removing 
thence in 1801 to Chestertown, Kent Co., Md., where they d., 

' Another list of John and Susannah Smedley's children, had haac, b. 12 mo. 4, 
\ll(i, Jacob, b. 12 mo. 27, 17S9. 

» Eleventh child of Robert Lamborn (b. Chester county, Pa., 6 mo. 3, 17^3, d. 
12 mo , 1801). and w. Ann Browne (d. 6 mo. 6, 1-90, dau. ot Jesse and Olive 
Browne, of Calvert Co., Md), m. 1747 5 gr. dau. of Robert Lamborn, who emi- 
grated from Berkshire, Endand, to Americ.i, 17 13, purchased land at Lonuon Grove, 
Chester Co , Pa , I 7 I 6, and m. there, 1722, Sarah Swayne, dau. ot Francis iwayne, 
of that place. Robert and Sarjk S^a^n: Lamborn had ten children, of whom Robert 
who m. Ann Browne, was eldest. Robert Lamborn sen., was son ot Josuh and Ann 
Lamborn, of East Hampstead, Berkshire. 



430 The Dawso?! Fa7nily. 

she 10 mo. 23, 1815, and he 6 mo. 4, 1823. They had eight 
children : 

4-112. Elizabeth, b. at Third Haven, 4 mo. 21, 1792, d. in Wilming- 
ton, Del., 3 mo. 7, 1836 ; unm. 

4-1 13. Ann, b. at Third Haven, 1 1 mo. 1 1, 1793, d. 10 mo. 1 1, 1794- 

4-1 14. Mary, b. at Third Haven, 1 1 mo. 10, 1795, d. 1 1 mo. 1 1, 1795. 

4-1 15. Lydia, b. at Third Haven, 12 mo. 8, 1796, d. at Wilmington, 
5 mo. 28, 1866 ; unm. 

4-116. Sarah, b. at Tuckahoe, Talbot Co., Md., I mo. i, 1799, res. 
1873, Wilmington. Davis. 

4-117. Mary Ann, b. at Chestertown, 8 mo. 14, 1802, res. 1873, Wil- 
mington ; uvm. 

4— 118. Martha Susannah, b. at Chestertown, 11 mo. 8, 1805, d. 10 mo. 
27, 1806. 

4-1 19. James William, b. at Chestertown, 8 mo. 22, 1808, res. 1873, 
Wilmington ; unm. 

4-1. Susannah FusseII.,h. I mo. 29, 1753, d. 7 mo. 26, 1819, 

m. 9 mo. 14, 1775, A.A.RONr Dunkin. They had eight chn. : 

5-1. Lydia, b. 1776, d. 1776. 

5-2. Ann, b. 1777, d. 1777. 

5-3. Sarah, b. 8 mo. 30, 1778. Dillin ; Longstreth. 

5-4. Ann, b. 2 mo. 5, 17S1. 

5-5. Susannah, b. 5 mo. 11, 1782, d. 4 mo. 25, 1814. Webster. 

5-6. Martha, b. 4 mo. 5, 17S4. Watson. 

5-7. Gulielma, b. 7 mo. 30, 1787. 

5-8. Elizabeth, b. 5 mo. 23, 1789. 

4-2. Bartholomew Fussell, b. in Philadelphia, 9 mo. 28, 
1754, d. near Yellow Springs, Chester Co., Pa., 10 mo. 17, 
1838, ^'•young" as it was remarked of him, "a? 84." In his youth 
he removed with, his parents, to near Phenixville, Chester Co., 
Pa. ; lived also in Montgomery Co. ; and afterwards removed to 
Maryland, and became a member of Little Falls (now Fallston) 
monthly meeting of Friends. In old age he returned with his 
w. to Chester Co. He was for many years a highly esteemed 
minister of the Society, and at the time of his death a member 
of the Uwchlan monthly meeting in Chester county, which meet- 
ing published a Testimonial concerning him. ^ He m. 6 mo. 6, 
1781, Rebecca Bond.^h. 10 mo. 9, 1751, d. near Kimberton, in 

' See A Memorial, published by direction of the Yearly xMeetingof Friends., (Hick- 
ites). S. B. Chapman & Co., Philadelphia, 1841. 

' Dau. of Joseph and Esthtr 'J:jr;:s Bond; gr. dau. of Richard and Charity Bond. 
Esther Jeanes was dau. of William Jeanes and w. Either Brewer, and is said to have 
been the first white child b. in Philadelphia. 



T^he Dawson Fatnily. 431 

Chester county, 3 mo. 4, 1851, having reached the age of nearly 

100 years. They had eight children : 

5-9. [FvssELL.] Esther, b. at Hatboro, Pa., 3 mo. 18, 1782, d. in 

Chester Co., Pa., 2 mo. 8, 1848. Lewis. 
5-10. Wiliiam, b. 6 mo. 30, 1783, d. 6 mo. 4, 1856 ; m. 
5^11. Sarah, b. 9 mo. 10, 1784, d. 8 mo. 11, i860. Jacobs. 
5-12. Joseph, b. 4 mo. 26, 1787, d. at Fall Creek, Ind., 10 mo. 15, 

1855; m, 

5-13. Solomon, b. 6 mo. 28, 1789, d. ; m. 

5-14. Jacob, b. 2 mo. 7, 1792, d. in Philadelphia, 8 mo. 7, 1855 ; m. 
5-15. Bartholomew, b. i mo. 9, 1794, d. in Chester Springs, Pa., I 

mo.. 14, 1871 ; m. 
5-16. Rebecca, b. 4 mo. 21, 1796, res. 1873, Radnor, Delaware Co., 

Pa. Trimble. 

4-4. John Longstreth, farmer, b. 4 mo. 14, 1754, d. 
(Groveville, N. j.), 5 mo. 7, 1819, m. 1778, Esther Kirkbride, 
b. 10 mo. 24, 1761, d. I mo. 15, 1844, dau. of Robert and 
Hannah Kirkbride. When a widow she lived in Philadelphia. 
They had eight children : 

5-17. Mahlon, b. 1779, d. in Philadelphia, 1 mo. 8, 1837 ; m. 
5-18. Martha. Spencer. 
5-19. Daniel, d. 5 mo. 2^, 1832 ; m. 
5-20. Hannah L., b. 1788, d. 10 mo. 1, 1843, m. Dr. Gaunt, bur. 

12 mo. 22, 1822, Groveville, N. J. ; no issue. 
5-21. Rachel, res. in Philadelphia. Milner. 
5-22. Sarah, b. 1791, res. Philadelphia ; unm. 
5-23. Esther L., res. Bristol, Pa. Hayward. 
5-24. John Kirkbride \ m. 

4-5. Martha Longstreth^ b. 12 mo. 4, 1755, d. 5 mo. 15, 
1815, m. 1779, John Michener, b. 12 mo. 21, 1750, d. m 
Ohio, 2 mo. 8, 1837, son of Mordecai and Sarah Fisher 
Michener.' They had ten children : 

5-25. Daniel, b. 12 mo. 21, 1780 ; m. 

5-26. Mordecai, b. 6 mo. 9, 1782, d. 8 mo. 15, 1836 ; m. 

5-27. Benjamin, b. 10 mo. 26, 17S3 ; m. 

5-28. Grace, b. 4 mo. 21, 1785, d. 7 mo. 25, 1832. Hobson. 

5-29. Jonathan, b. 11 mo. 29, 1787 ; m. 

» Mordecai Michener, abuve named, was son orWilliam and Mary Kustcr Michener ; 
gr. son of John and Sarah Michener, who lived in Phila., 1686, and removed to 
Abington, 1715. (See 3-3, note i, and 3-19). John Michener, above named (4-5), 
had a brother Mordecai, who m. Alice Dunn, and had besides other children, Ezra, 
b. II mo. 24, 1794, res. 1.S73, in Chester Co., Pa., author of Michener's Rcrrcspcc: 
of Early ^aicriim, 3nd h an industrious genealogist. The compiler is indebted to 
him for a list of the descendants of John and Martha Longstreth Michener, embrac- 
ing 227 names. 



432 The Dawson Fa?mly. 

5-30. [MiCHENER.] Sarah, b. 10 mo. i, 1789, d. 8 mo. 15. 1356- 

Martin, 
5-31. Rachel, b. 9 mo. 22, 1791. Haines. 
5-32. Martha, b. 2 mo. 15, 179+- 
5-33. Hannah, b. 2 mo. I, 1796. Clarke. 
5-34. Barak, b. 1 1 mo. 8, 1799 ; m. 

4,-6, Rachel Longstreth.h. 8 mo. 22, 1757^ ^- 5 "^°- 3^' 
1782, m. at Abington meeting, 3 mo. 30, 1781, Thomas Ross, 
junior. They had : 
5-35. Rachel, b. 3, mo. 23, 1782, res. Phila. Maris. 

4-9. Isaac Longstreth, b. 10 mo. 17, 1763, d. 2 mo. 8, 
1846,' m. at Horsham meeting, 2 mo. 1789, Jane Van Dearen,^ 
(or Van Deren), b. 7 mo. 17, 1 764, d. 12 mo. 6, 1825,' 
They had eight children : 

5-36. Martha, b. ID mo. 20, 1789. Shoe.maker. 
5-37. Benjamin, b. 4 mo. 29, 1792, d. 1795- 
■ 5-38. Charlotte, b. 12 mo. 17, 1793, d. 4 mo. I, 1830. 
5-39. Benjamin, b. I mo. 17, 1797, d. in Phila., 1 mo. 10, 1872 ; w. 
5-40. Edith, b. 12 mo. 18, 1798, d. in Phila., I mo. 5. 1S68. bHOE- 



MAKER. 



C-41. Daniel, b. 3 mo. 19. 1801, d. 6 mo. 23, 1856 ; m. 

5-42. Esther, b. 4 mo. 20, 1803, d. 5 mo. il, 1837, havmg been her 

father's housekeeper since the death of her mother. 
5-43. John, b. 11 mo. 19, 1804, res. Phila. ; m. 

4-10. Joseph Longstreth, b. 5 mo. 31, 1765, d. in Bucks 
county, 4 mo. 23, 1840, removed when in his 13th year (1778) 
to learn the trade of a hatter with Joseph Budd, with whom he 
remained most of the time until his 22d year. He afterwards 
carried on the hatting business for some years at Hatboro. He 
m, at Providence meeting, Montgomery Co., 9 mo. 9, I797> 
Sarah Thomas, b. II mo. 3, 1769, d. in Bucks Co., 3 mo. lO, 
1829, dau of David and Mary Richardson Thomas, ^ of Upper 
Providence, Montgomery Co., Pa. She was a woman of firm 

'" His disease was dropsy of the chest His sutlerings, which for several weeks 
prior to his dissolution, were very severe, were borne with great patience, and truly 
Christian resignation. He was an indulgent parent, faithful, sincere tnend, and kind 
neighbor." — D.L. 

^Dau. of Godfrey Van Dearen and w. Chanty Van Horn, of Abington ; gr. dau. 
of Rev. John Van Dearen. /■ 1 1 u 

3 David Thomas, above named, was son of David Thomas m. 17 3 I (blacksmith 
b. in Wales, an early settler in Pe.nnsvlvania), and w. Anna Noble, dau. of Abel 
Noble. Mary Richardson, was dau. of Edward Richardson ; gr. dau. of Joseph ; gt 
gr. dau. of Samuel Richardson who was D. in England, came to Pa. from Jamaica, 
W. I. Sarah Thomas had a brother David, who settled near Auburn, N. Y., and 



The Dawson Family. 433 

religious principles and unafFected piety. Both were very kind 
to the poor, and held in high esteem. They had six children : 

5—44. [LoNGSTRETH.] Edward Thomas, b. 8 mo. 30, 1798, d. I mo. 

22, 1802. 
5-45. Daniel, b. 11 mo. 25, 1S09, d. 3 mo. 30, 1846 ; m. 
5-46. Anna Thomas, b. 10 mo. 8, 1800, res. Highland P. O., Bradford 

Co., Pa. Tho.vison ; Raab. 
5-47. Susannah, b. 11 mo. 28, 1804, d. 2 mo. 7, 1835. Cleaver. 
5-48. Mary Thomas, b. 12 mo. 20, 1807, res. Mt. Holly, N. J. 

Worrell. 
5-49. Martha Michener, b. 2 mo. 28, 1811, d. i mo. 5, 1862; unm. 

4-29. Hannah Longstreth^ b. 10 mo. 9, 1 768 (dau. of John, 

3-7), d. a widow, at Phenixville, Pa., i mo. 8, 1851, m. 6 mo. 

22, 1770, John Hutchinson Coates, b. 7 mo. 9, 1761, d. 4 

mo. 21, 1804, son of Aloses and Priscilla Coates. They lived 

at Phenixville, and had five children : 

5-50. Sarah, b, 4 mo. 8, 1791, d. i l mo. 5, 1863 ; unm. 
5-51. Jane, b. 12 mo. 27, 1793, d. 1864. Heacock. 
5-52. Cyrus, b. 2 mo. 25, 1795, d. 1832 ; unm. 
5-53. Charles, b. 3 mo. 15, 1797, d. ; unm. 
5-54. Aquila, b. 10 mo. 30, 1799 ; fn. 

4-30. John Longstreth, b. 2 mo. 10, 1771, d. at Charles- 
town, Pa., I mo. 6, 1822, m. Ann Steiuart., who res. 1873, ^^ 
Muscatine, Iowa. They had : 

5-55. John, b. II mo. 7, 1810, res. Trappe, Pa.. ; m. 

5-56. Jane, m. Hencker, res. Muscatine, Iowa ; 11 children. 

5-57. Elizabeth, m. Dobbs, res. Melpine, Muscaune Co., Iowa ; 

5 children. 
5-58. Isaac, m. , res. Muscaune, Iowa ; 4 children. 

4-33. AlosEs Longstreth, b. 6 mo. 18, 1780, d. 2 mo. 

10, 18 19, m. Rebecca TVilUams., b. 1 786. They lived in Chester 

Co., Pa., and had two children : 

5-59. Samuel Preston, b. 1808, d. 2 mo. 9, 1825. 
5-60. Mary, b. 18 10, res. Chester Co., Pa. Rhoades. 

4-34. Jane Longstreth., b. 7 mo. 14, 1 784, d. 5 mo. 26, 

was a civil engineer on the Erie canal, in the time of Gov. DeWitt Clinton. He 
was also a distinguished florist, pomologist, and writer on agriculture. Born, 1 776, 
d. 1S59. His son. Dr. Joseph Thomas, is the compiler of Lif>pir.cott's Biographical 
Dicti-.njry^ and Lippir.cotr's Gazetteer cf the Wjrid. This family is distinct from 
that of Martha Thomas, w. of Isaac Longstreth (3-9). For an account of Samuel 
Richardson, "-^ A Councilor, Judge and Legislator of the Olden Time." see S. W. 
Pcanypacker's article with this title in Lippincoit's Magazine, vol. xiii, No. 76, pp. 
501-507. 

55 



434 ^^^ Dawson Family. 

1834, m. Samuel Preston John, b. 1784, d, 1808. They 
lived at Pheiiixville, Pa. They had one dau. : 
5-61. Hannah Minshall, b. i8c8, res. Phenixville. Jones. 

4-46. Elizabeth Longstreth^ b. at Flatboro, Pa., 2 mo. 2, 
1783, d. at Aliama, O., 2 mo. 22, 1845, m. at Arch St. meet- 
ing, Phila., 4 mo. 6, 1809, Richard AIather, son of Ben- 
jamin Mather, of Abington. They moved from Darby, Pa., 
in 1815, to Miama, O., where he still lives. Nine children : 

5-62. David, b. at Neave Hall, near Gcrmantown, Pa., I mo. 11, 

181C, res. Little Miama, O. ; m. 
5—63. Martha Longstreth, b. at Greeinvay farm, Kingsessing, Pa., l mo. 

3, 1812, d. in Ohio. Jones. 
5-64. Ann, b. at Greenwav farm, 2 mo- 8, 1814, res. Ohio. Hornby. 
5-65. Charles L., b. at Little Miama Mills, Warren Co., O., 1 mo. 30, 

1816, res Mt. Holly, N. J. ; m. 
5-66. Phineas Ross, b. at Little Miama Mills, 2 mo. 11, 1818, res. 

Richmond, Ind. ; m. 
5-67. Susannah L., b. at Little Miama Mills, 5 mo. 29, 1820, res. 

Richmond, Ind. Horney. 
5-68. Benjamin, b. at Little Miama Mills, 11 mo. 5, 1822, m. Ruth 

Brczcn. 
5-69. Susm Bacon, b. at Little Miama Mills, 3 mo. 5, 1825, res. Rich- 
mond, Ind. HoRNEY. 
5-70. Joseph, b. at Litde Miama Mills, 1 1 mo. 29, 1827, res. Ohio ; m. 

4-47. Isaac Thomas Longstreth, b. at Hatboro, Pa., 2 
mo. 26, 1785, d. 10 mo. 6, 1849, "^- ^^ Burlington, N. J., 
meeting, 10 mo. 27, 1808, Mary Coliins^ d. 7 mo. 7, 1865, 
dau. of Isaac and Rachel Collins. They had five children : 

5—71. Mary Ann, b. in Phila., 2 mo. 9, 181 1, res. Phila.; unm. 
5—72. Susannah, b. in Phila., i mo. 4, 1S13, res. Phila. ; unm. 
5-73. Henry, b. in Burlington, N. |., 7 mo. 11, 1814, res. Phila. ; unm. 
5-74. Elizabeth, b. in Burlington, N. J., 6 mo. 28, 1817, res. Phila. 

Morris. 
5-75. William C, b. in Philadelphia, 3 mo. 12, 1821, res. Phila. ; m. 

4-4S. David Longstreth, b. at Hatboro, Pa., 11 mo. 

16, 1786, d. II mo. 24, 1859, "^- ^" Springfield meeting, 

Delaware Co., Pa., 5 mo. g, 181 1, Martha Ogden^ b. ii mo. 

' 12, 17.83, dau. of John and Sarah Crazier Ogden, of Abington.^ 

* John Ogden, above named, was son of Stephen and Har.nah Sermon Ogden ; 
gr. son of David Ogden and w. Mary, dau. of John Houlston, m. i6S6. David 
Ogden wai from Worcesterbiiire, England, came to America in the ship " Welcome," 
■with William Penn, 1682, and settled near the site of the present town of Media, 
Delaware Co., Pa. Sarah Crozier was dau. of James Crozier. 



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The Dawson Fa?nily. 435 

She is still living, aged 90. They had three children, all b. in 
Philadelphia : 

5-76. [LoNGSTRETH.] John Ogdcn, b. 8 mo. 31, 1812, d. at Clifton, 

Delaware Co., Pa., 2 mo. 29, 1S71 ; m. 
S-77- Anna, b. 9 mo. 11, 1816, d. in Phila., 3 mo. 28, 1S23. 
5-78. Sarah Anna, b. 10 mo. 10, 1823, res. Clifton, Pa. Levis. 

4-49. Charles Longstreth, b. in Mahoning Valley, 

Northampton Co., Pa., 4 mo. 3, 1788, d. I mo. 2, 1861, m. 

at Darby meeting. Pa., 10 mo. 2g^ iSiS^ Rachel Munich. 1794, 

d. 10 mo., 1846, dau. of John and Rachel Hunt. They had 

four children, all b. in Phila. : 

5-79. John Hunt, b. 1 mo. 2, 1820, res. Phila., Pa. ; m. 

5-80. Rachel Hunt, b. II mo. 24, 1822, res. Phila. Boldin. 

5-81. Charles, b. 10 mo. 19, 1825, res, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. 

5-82. Samuel, b. 11 mo. 20, 1828 ; u^im. 

4-50. JosiAH LoKGSTRETH, b. 8 mo. I, 1772, d. 3 mo. 6, 
1834, m. Sarah Dillin^ widow of Isaac Dillin (or Dillon), dau. 
of Aaron and Susannah Fussell Dunkin (4-1 of this record). She 
d. I mo. 28, 1845. They lived at Abington, Pa., where both 
d. Two children : 

5-83. Joshua, b. 4 mo. 4, 1818, res. Philadelphia Co., Pa. ; m. 
5-84. Joseph, b. 2 mo. 24, 1820, d. 8 mo. 20, 1873 ; m. 

4-52. Joshua Longstreth, b. 6 mo, 20, 1775, d. at 

Barclay Hall, near Phila., I mo. 27, 1869, m. 11 mo. 9, 1 800, 

Sarah Williams^ b. 178 1, d. at Barclay Hall, 3 mo. 16, 1848, 

dau. of Jesse and Elizabeth Williams. Mr. Longstreth was 

for many years a prominent dry goods merchant in Philadelphia, 

and was also a director of the Philadelphia Bank, and of other 

moneyed institutions. They had three children : 

5-85. Lydia, b. 1801, d. in Philadelphia, 7 mo. 5, 1843. Price. 
5-86. Elizabeth, b. 3 mo. 4, i8io, d. 7 mo. 8, 1865, m. George .Abbott, 

b. 2 mo. 26, 1803, d. , son of George and Mary Abbott. 

No issue. 
5-87. Susan Morris, d. in England abt. i860. Thompson. 

4-54. William Longstreth, b. 7 mo. 24, 1778, d. 11 
mo. 16, 1814 (buried Arch St., Philadelphia), m. Sarah Rudolph. 
Three children: (She m. 2d, Hampton. Res. Phila.). 

5-88. John Rudolph, m. Julia ; widow res. Philadelphia. 

5-89. Catharine, m. i, Dr. Spack.man ; 2, Joseph Briggs. 
5-90. Gcorg^e. 



436 The Dawson Family. 

4-56. Ann Longstreth^ b. 2 mo. 12, 1784, d. 5 mo. 26, 
1868, m. at Abington, 10 mo. 9, 1806, Charles Tyson Hal- 
LOWELL, b. 4 mo. 28, 1780, d. 7 mo. 7, 1829. ' They had 
nine children : 

5-91. Priscilla, b. 9 mo. 18, 1807, d. 5 mo. 8, 1808. 
5-92. Morris Longstrech, b. 8 mo. 14, 1809, res. Philadelphia; m. 
5-93. Caleb, b. 5 mo. 31, 1811, d. ur.rn. 

5-94. Susan Morris, b. 3 mo. 18, 1813, d. 9 mo. 25, 1846. Walton. 
5-95. Maria, b. 7 mo. 28, 1815, d. 3 mo., 18 16. 
5-96. Samuel Longstreth, b. I mo. 10, 1817, d. 4 mo. 27, 1864, m. 
1845, Elixahelh Chase ; res. San Francisco, Cal., ; 3 children. 
5-^7. Joshua Longstrcth, b. 3 mo. 31, 1819, d. 7 mo. 25, 1873 ; m. 
5-98. Charles, b. 7 mo. 31, 1821, d. i mo. 2, 1864, m. Almira R. 

Stephens. 
5-99. Ann, b. 2 mo. 23, 1824, d. 10 mo., 1824. 

4-57. Samuel Longstreth, merchant, b. 9 mo. 28, 1787, 
d. near New Orleans, La., 4 mo. 7, 1826, m. at Abington, Pa., 
II mo. 14, 1811, Sarak Redwood Fisher, h. [791, d. II mo. 
18, 1827, dau. of Miers and Sarah Fisher.^ They had seven 
children : 

5-100. Esther Fisher, b. 11 mo. 10, 1812, d. 9 mo. 24, 1829. 
5-101. Sarah Redwood, b. 12 mo. 19, 1814. Parrish. 
5-102. Helen G., b. 12 mo. 14, 1816 ; unm. 
5-103. Miers Fisher, b. 3 mo. 15, 1819, res. Darby, Pa. ; m. 
5-104 Anna, b. 2 mo, 6, 1821, d. 12 mo., 1843 ; m. Robert K. 

Wright, son of Peter ; res. Phila. No issue. 
5-105. Lydia W., b. 3 mo. 29, 1823. Wilmer. 
5-106. Sidney Elizabeth, b. 5 mo. 16, 1825, res. Phila. ; unm. 

4-5S. Thonl\s Mifflin Longstreth, b. 9 mo. 17, 1790, 
d. in Philadelphia, 11 mo. 10, 1S45, m. Deborah M. Dempsey.^ 
b. 12 mo. 18, 1798, d. in Philadelphia, 8 mo. 10, 1873. They 
had three children : 
5-107. Lvdia Price, b. i mo. 4, 1837, m. 2 mo. 24, 1859, Nicholas 

Baggs, b. 6 mo. 6, 1835, res Philadelphia ; four children. 
5-108. Thomas MifHn, b. 5 mo. 7, 1839, res. Philadelphia ; unm. 
5-109. Elizabeth Abbott, b. 6 mo. 12, 1844, m. 6 m.o. 3, i86g. Rev. 

Leighton W. Eckard, res. Chefoo, China ; two children. 

' Son of Caleb Hallouell ( b. 11 mo. 21, 1756, d. i mo. 6, 1829), and ist wife 
Prhcilla Tyior:, m. in Abington, 177S ; gr. son of William Hallovvell ^b. 6 mo. i, 
1707, d 8 mo. 23, I"94l, and 2d w. yJgnes Shoerr.aker (b. 1716, d. 17S2), m. at 
Abington, 1754. William Hallovvell was brother of Elizabeth, who m. Daniel 
Dawson. (See 2-3, note 4). Agnes Shoemaker was dau. of Richard (b. 1707), and 
Az"!s Clta'v:r Shoemaker, m. 1732; gr. dau. of George Shoemaker and w. Sarah 
Wain (dau. of Richard Wain, of Fair Hill!, m. 1694; gt. gr. dau. of Jacob Shoe- 
maker, who came from Creiheim, Germany, and settled at Gcrmantown, Pa., 16S3. 

* Miers Fisher was a prominent lawyer of his day. He is mentioned in Westcott's 
Life of J'jhn Fitili, p. 263.' 



The Dawsori Family. 437 

4-59. Joseph Lon'GSTRETH, dry gr;ods merchant, b, in 
Chester Co., Pa., 11 mo. 25, 1773, d. 3 mo. 9, 1807, (bur. 
Arch St., Phila.), m. Margaret Mc Kee^ dau. of Robert and 
Sarah McKee. They had five children, all b. in Phila. (She 
m. 2d, Gabriel Middleton, of Phila.) : 

-lie. Thomas Bedford, b 12 mo. 10, 1797, d. 9 mo. 6, 1867 ; m. 
-III. Mlra, b. 4 mo. 25, 1799, d. 12 mo. 23, 1801. 
-112. Morris, b. 12 mo. 3 iSoo, d. 4 mo. 26, 1855 ; m. 
-113. William Wilson, b. 11 mo. 14, 1802; m. 
-114. Joshua, b. II mo. 10, 1805, d. i mo. 5, 1812. 

4-GO. William Wilson Longstreth, b. 9 mo. i, 1775, 
d. II mo. 2, 1805, (bur. Arch St., Phila.), m. 3 mo. 10, 1803, 
Elizabeth Hoiuell^ d. 4 mo. 13, 18 18, dau. of Hugh and Hannah 
Howell. They lived in Chester Co., Pa. One son : 
5-115. Howell, b. 6 mo. 10, 1804. 

4-61. Benjamin Longstreth, b. 2 mo. i, 1777, ni. ist, 
at Lambertsville, N. J., Dec. 31, 1801, Isabella Dennis^ whod. 
June 26, 1836. They livednear Prall's Mills, Hunterdon Co., 
N. J., and had eleven children : 

5-116. George, b. July 20, 1S02, res. Columbus, O. ; m. 
5-117. Hannah, b. April 14, 1804. 
5-118. Clemence, b. May 29, 1805, d. Aug. 13, 1855. 
5-119. Sarah, b. Aug. 21, 1807. 

5-120. William, b. June 26, 1809, m. Martha Coates. 
5-121. Amelia, b. April 8, 1811, d. May 18, 1817. 
5-122. John Lambert, b. May 10, 1813, bur. Aug. 6, 1813. 
5-123. Thomas, b. July 7, 1S14, m. Hannah Burdsall. 

5-124. Achsah, twin sister of Jhomas^ m. Bauty. 

5-125. Benjamin D., b. Oct. 5, 1817, m. Oct. 21, 1847, Caroline 

Brinley ; five children. 
5-126. Jerusha, b. June 17, 1819, m. Harvey Thomas. 

Benj. Longstreth m. 2d, iMay 5, 1837, Mary Brinley^ and d. 
near Monmouth, N. J., Sept. 5, 1851. 

4-62. Mary Longstreth^ b. I mo. 7, 1 779, d. a widow in 
Ohio, 9 mo. 7, 1850, m. Jan. 18, 1800, Robert Tea. They 
had nine children : 
5-127. Benjamin L, d. near Lafayette, Ind., since 1850, m. Sept. 18, 

1831, Emily Reach. 
5-128. Mark, lived in Illinois. 
5-129. Theodore, m. Oct., i860, wid. Label Andrews, formerly Isahei 

Mc Ititosh. She d. Oct., 1871. He res. 1873, Morrow, Warren 

Co., Ohio. 



438 T^he Dawson Family. 

5-130. [Tea.] Sarah Ann, d. before 1850. 

5-131. Elizabeth, m. Sept., 1S34, Alfred Noble. Shed, before 1850 ; 

two children. 
5-132. Marv, m. June 9, 1836, Thomas Roach, res. Oregon ; six 

children. 
5-133. Richard, d. since 1850, in Indiana, leaving seven children ; a 

son, Richard, in U. S. army. 

5-134. Ann, m. Couden, res. near Morrow, Ohio; 8 children. 

5-135. Oscar, went to California, 1854, not heard from some years past. 

4-63. Ann Lojigsireth^h. I mo. 27, 1781, m. I st, William 
Parrish. They had one child : 
5-136. Benjamin, d. in infancy. 

She married 2d, Joseph Sidney Keen, and d. in West Phila., 
5 mo. 31, 1840. They had five children : 
5-137. John Sidney; m. 
5-138. Morris, res. Phila. ; unm. 

5-139. Joseph, m. Elizaleth Watt ; res. W. Philadelphia. 
5—140. Caroline, m. Johx Sellers; res. Phila. 
5-141. Jason F., m. , res. Phila. 

4-60. Elizabeth Longstreth^ b. 7 mo. 9, 1 787, m. 5 mo. 15, 
1811, Isaiah Paxson, b. 2 mo. 8, 1785, d. 8 mo. 29, 1827, 
son of Jacob and Alary Paxson. Six children: 
5—142. Jacob Longstreth, b. 6 mo. 17, 1812, res. Philadelphia ; m. 
5—143. Sarah, b. 9 mo. 13, 1815, res. Bucks Co., Pa. Bedford. 
5-144. William Longstreih, b. 8 mo. 5, 1817, res. Bucks Co., Pa. ; m. 
5—145. Elizabeth, b. 8 mo. 18, 1821, res. Philadelphia; unm. 
5—146. Mary, tzvin sister of Elizabeth, res. Phildelphia. Furman. 
5-147. Benjamin, b. 3 mo. 15, 1825, d. 10 mo. 15, 1828. 

4-67. Rachel IVihon Lofigstreth^ b. 7 mo. 10, 1 789, d. in 
Philadelphia, 5 mo. 16, 1865, m. Davis Orum. They had 
five children : 

5—148. Mira, m. Charles S. Renshaw. Res. Mass. ; five children. 
5—149. Charles Longstreth, m. 1st, Keturah Hammer, five children ; 2d, 

Sarah Holt, res. Phila. ; two children. 
5—1 50. Elizabeth, m. Tho.vias Tyson Butcher, res. Phila. ; eight children. 
5-151. Morris, m. Harriet Carter ; three children. 
5-152. Margaret, b. 3 mo. 11, 1822, d. 10 mo. 31, 1855. Hoopes. 

4-6S. Hannah Longstreth^ b. 7 mo. 26, 1 79 1, d. 6 mo. 26, 
1837, m. at Abington, Pa., 11 mo. 11, 1813, Samuel Wilson, 
b. 6 mo. 5, 17S6, d. I mo. 28, 1839, son of Stephen and Sarah 
Wilson.^ Eight children : 

' The dates in above record of family of Samuel and Hannah Longitrcth Wilson 



The Dawson Fainily. 439 

■153. [Wilson-.] Charles L., b. 5 mo. 25, 1816, d. about 3 mo., 1863. 

■154. Sarah L., b. 12 mo. 5, 1817. 

-155. Rebecca, b. 9 mo. 27, 1820, d. 10 mo. 3, 1840. 

■156. Oliver, b. lo mo. 5, 1822, d. in Sussex Co., Del., 6 mo. 19, 

1866. 
-157. Samuel, b. 7 mo. 9, 1824. 
-158. Elias, b. 1 mo. 29, 1827, d, 5 mo. 13, 1837. 
-159. Margaret O., b. 8 mo. 3, 1830. 
-l6o. Davis, b. 5 mo. 22, 1837, d. 5 mo. 25, 1838. 

4-69. Jacob Longstreth, b. 9 mo. 27, 1793, m. in Ohio, 

Margaret Ditto. Yowx children : 

5-161. Milton. 

5-162. William, res. Philadelphia. 
5-163. Susan, m. Dr. Noble, res. Ohio. 
5-164. Julia. 

4-70. George Field Longstreth, b. in Pa., 4 mo. 26, 
1796, removed to Miama, Ohio, 181 7, walking the whole way. 
He m. 1st, in Ohio, 12 mo. 17, 18 18, Sarah IFilkerson^ b. 3 mo. 
28, 1799, d. 8 mo. 13, 1842. They had eleven children: 

5-165. James W., b. 8 mo. 23, 1819 ; m. 

5-166. Sarah, b. 2 mo. 27, 1821, m. Wllli.-\m Maydole ; no issue. 

5-167. Benjamin, b. 9 mo. 11, 1822 ; m. 

5-168. Elizabeth, b. 9 mo. 11, 1S24. McCray. 

5-169. Almira, b. 10 mo. 13, 1826. Crane. 

5-170. George, b. 7 mo. 12, 1830, d. 8 mo. 3, 1830. 

5-171. William Morris, b. 9 mo. 24, 183 i,d. in Vermillion Co., 111., from 

disease contracted in the war, 1864 ; unm. 
5-172. Ann, b 12 mo. 4, 1833. Harlan. 
5—173. Mary, b. 1 mo. 11, 1836. Lambert. 
5-174. Almeda, b. 5 mo. 21, 1836, d. 9 mo. 3, 1839. 
5-175. Davis Orum, b. 3 mo. 19, 1841, m. 1866 ; 2 children. 

Geo. F. Longstreth m. 2d, 12 mo. 3, 1843, widow Elizabeth 
Harlan (maiden name I'oung)., b. in Ohio, i mo. 7, 1806. 
They res. at Miama, and have had three children : 

supplied by Elias E. Paxson, of Solesbury, Pa., from whom also the following, too 
latt for inserti-^n in proper order. 

Oliver Wilson (5-1 56) m. 7 mo. 25, l^fi\, Margaret J. Shoemaker. They 
had, Samuel Allen, b. 5 mo. 23, 1862, Mary T., b. I mo. 20, 1864, Oliver, b. I 
mo. 6, 1866, d. I mo. 19, 1S67. 

Samuel Wilson (5-157) m. 8 mo. 25, 1853, Maria PFebster. They had 
Samuel Howard, b. 12 mo. 23, 1854, William E., b. 10 mo. 23, 1S56, Mary Eliza- 
beth, b. 10 mo. II, 1859. 

Margaret 0. fFihon (5- 1 59) m. 3 mo. 20, 1 86 1, Elias E. Paxson. They had 
Samuel W., b. 8 mo. 25, 1S65, Sarah W., b. 12 mo. 31, 1864, Deborah, b. 2 mo. 
25, 1868, d. 5 mo. 27, 1S73, Hannah, b. I mo. 21, 1871. 



440 T^he Dawson Faf?iily. 

5-176. [LoNGSTRETH.] Rachel Orum, b. i mo. 10, 1845, d. 4 mo. 4, 

1847. 
5-177. Amelia, b. 9 mo. 21, 1846. Lambert. 
5-178. Giles D., b. 9 mo. 6, 1851, m. 5 mo. 28, 1873, Florence 

Hatbatvay. 

4-71. Rosamond Datuson (dau, of James, 3-15), m. 

Murray. Said to have settled in North Carolina. They had : 
5-179. Joseph Dawson. 

4-72. Charles Green m. ist , and had two 

children : 

5-180. William. 
5-181. Sarah. 

He m. 2d, . They had three children : 

5-182. Hannah. 

5-183. Daniel Dawson, a potter, d. 

5-184. Jane. 

He m. 3d, Squibb. They had two children : 

5-185. Mary Ann. ' 

5-186. Charles. 

4-73. Mary Green m. George Hill. They had three 

children : 

5-187. Elizabeth, m. Benj.wiin Roberts. 

5-188. Alice. 

5-189. Mary Ann, res. 703 King St., Wilmington, Del. 

4-74. Sarah Green m. John Jones, brewer. They lived 

in Wilmington, Del., and had eight children : 

5-190. Mary, m. John Ely, of Pa. no issue. 

5-191. Elizabeth, d. unm. 

5-192. jane, d. nnm. 

5-193. Priscilla, d. unm. 

5-194. Sarah, res. 704 Green St., Philadelphia. Webb. 

5-195. Israel Dawson, brewer, Wilmington, m. Caroline Chandler, one 

dau. ; all d. 
5-196. Charles, d. young. 

4-75. EUzaheth Thompson m. in Philadelphia, 6 mo. 16, 
1789, Thomas Fisher, of Brandywine, b. 11 mo. i, 1765. ' 
They had three children : 

'Sixth child of Thomas Fisher (son of Thomas and Elizabeth Fisher), and w. 
Elizabeth Lamborn, who was dau. of Robert and SaraA Sivayne Lamborn. (Sec 
3-38, n. I.) 



'T'he 'Dawson Family. 441 



5-197. [Fisher.] Elizabeth. 

5-198. Rebecca, m. Thomas Atkinson. 

5-199. Thomas Dawson. 

4-96. John Smedley, b. 9 mo. 7, 1779, d. 10 mo. 15, 1825, 

m. 10 mo. 23, 1800, Rebecca Cope^ who d, I mo. 24, 1 846, 

dau. of Nathan and Amv Cope. They lived in Chester Co., 

Pa., and had eleven children : 

5-200. Nathan, b. 9 mo. 12, 1801, d. 2 mo. 23, 1802. 

5-201. Benjamin, b. i mo. 21, 1803, res. Willistown, Chester Co., 

Pa. ; m. 
5-202. Enos, b. 5 mo. 18, 1805, res. Easctoun township, Chester Co., 

Pa. ; m. 
5-203. Jeffrey, b. 6 mo. 21, 1807, d. 9 mo. 15, 1854 ; m. 
5-204. Nathan, b. 2 mo. 23, 18 10, res. Kenderton, near Philadelphia, 

Pa. ; m. 
5-205. Ezra, b. 4 mo. 21, 1S12, res. West Bradford, Chester Co., 

Pa. ; m. 
5-206. John, b. 1 mo. 11, 1814, d. 3 mo. 20, 1855 i ^■ 
5-207. Thomas, b. 1 mo. 12, 1816, d. 8 mo. 6, 1840. 
5-208. Amy C, b. 3 mo. 21, 1818, res. West Bradford, Pa. Pratt. 
5-209. Elwood, b. II mo, 11, 1820, res. Willistown, Pa. ; m. 
5-210. Chalkley, b. 5 mo. 26, 1824, d. 11 mo. 18, 1825. 

4-97. Susannah Smedley^ b. II mo. II, 1779, d. 12 mo. 18, 
1858, m. JoN'ATH.w Hood, b. 9 mo. 17, 1777, d. 5 mo. 15, 
1861. They lived at Newtown, Pa. Five children : 

5-211. Mary, m. 12 mo. 3, 1828, Az.\ri.\h Lewis Willi.\.\iso.v, b. 12 

mo. 23, 1802, son of Enos and Sarah Williamson. 
5-212. Lydia. Thomas, 
5-213. Susannah, b. 3 mo. 10, 1817. 
5-214. Edmund, b. 7 mo. 22, 1819. 
5— 21 5. Jonathan, b. II mo. 6, 1821. 

4-99. Mary Smedley^ b. ll mo. 7, 1 783, m. I mo. 14, 
1806, George Lamborn, who was b. in Chester Co., Pa., 
12 mo. 23, 1768.^ They removed from Chester Co., about 
1809, to Drumore, Lancaster Co., Pa., where they lived until 
1829 ; thence to Jefferson Co., Ohio, where they resided a few 
years ; and finally to Knox Co., in that state, where he d. 9 
mo. 19, 1856, and she d. i mo. 10, 1857. They were buried 
at Millwood. They had ten children : 

' She was his 2d wife. By r"jrmer marriage he had seven children. He was 
tweltth child of Robert and Ann Broivne Lamborn ; brother of Ann Lamborn, w. 
of James Dawson, (see 3-38, and note). 

56 



44^ ^he T) aw son Fa??ii!y. 

5-216. [Lamborx.] Smedley, b. I mo. 6, 1807, d. in Lancaster Co., 

Pa., 9 mo 26, 185 I ; m. 
5-217. Su=;an, b. 8 mo. 10, 1808, m. David Frazier, and removed to 

the West. 
5-218. John, b, 10 mo. 9, 18 10, res. 1873, Mcnry Co., Iowa ; m. 

5-219. Esther, b. 4 mo. 11, 18 12, m. Kenney, res. Kanzas. 

5-220. Jacob, b. 4 mo. 11, 1822, d. in Mahaska Co., Iowa, 5 mo. 8, 

1858 ; m. 
5-221. Lindley, b. 12 mo. 28, 1824, res. 1873, California; m. 
5-222. Martha, b. 12 mo. 28, 1828, res. 1873, Oskaloosa, Iowa. HoL- 

LISTER. 

5—223. Robert, d. in infancy. 
5-224. Mary, d. in infancy. 
5-225. Philena, d. in infancy. 

4-100. jACor. Smedley, b. 12 mo. 27, 1784, m. Rebecca 
Jones. They lived in Philadelphia. One daughter : 
5-226. Elizabeth Jones, b. 2 mo. 9, 1824. 

4-101. Isaac S.medley, b. 12 mo. 14, 1786, m. 11 mo. 
15, 181C, Jmy Cox^ who d. 4 mo. 20, 1847. They lived in 
Philadelphia, and had three children : 
5-227. Jeffrey, b. 12 mo. i, 181 i. 
5-228. Mary Ann, b. 8 mo. i, 1813, m. 11 mo. 15, 1846, Geo. R. 

McCluen. 
5-229. Kersey, b. 10 mo. 17, 1816. 

4-llG. Sarah Dawson, b. at Tuckahoe, Talbot Co., Md., 

I mo. I, 1799, m. Ja.mes Davis, of Kent Co., Aid., who d. . 

She res. 1873, Wilmington, Del. Two children: 

5—230. George. 
5-231. Edward, d. 

5-3. Sarah Dunkin^ b. 8 mo. 30, 1 7 78, m. 1st, 4 mo. 12, 
1803, Isaiah Dillin (or Dillon), b. 12 mo. 26, 1781, son of 
William and Sarah. They had one child : 
6—1. Elizabeth, b. il mo. 11, 181 1. 

She m. 2d, Josiah Longstreth, and d. at Abington, Pa., 
I mo. 28, 1845. They had two children, 5-83 and 5-84 of this 
record. 

5-5. Susannah Dunkin^ b. 5 mo. ii, 1 782, d. 4 mo. 25, 
1814, m. 3 mo. II, 1807, Joseph Webster, son of Joseph 
and Rebecca Webster. They had six children : 



T^he Dawson Family. 443 

6-2. [Webster.] Charles, b. ii mo. il, 1808. 

6-3. Rebecca, b. I mo. 14, 1809. 

6-4. Aaron Dunkin, b. 9 mo. 8, 1810, m. 5 mo. 6, 1856, Isabella 

Evard, dau. of Andrew and Rebecca Evard. 
6-5. Susannah, b. 10 mo. 20, 1811. . . 

6-6. Lydia, b. 2 mo. 13, 1813. 
6-7. Joseph, b. 4 mo. 14, 1814. 

5-6. Ma'-tha Dunkin^ b. 4 mo. 5, 1784, m. 12 mo. 31, 

1817, John Watson, son of John and Mary Watson, of Bucks 

Co., Pa. They had : 

6-8. Richard. 

6-9. Martha, m. H.art. 

5-9. Esther Fussell^ b. at Hatboro, Pa., 3 mo. 18, 1782, d. 
in Chester Co., Pa., 2 mo. 8, 1848, m. at Little Falls meeting, 
Md., 9 mo. 10, 1818. John Lewis Jun., b. 3 mo. 29, 1781, 
d. 2 mo. 5, 1824, son of John and Grace Aleredith Lewis, both 
of whom d. in Chester Co. Esther Fussell Lewis was a woman 
of remarkable solidity of character, and she exercised a com- 
manding and beneficent influence commensurate with her rare 
ability and intelligence. In the community in which she lived 
her well balanced judgment caused her advice to be sought and 
accepted by brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors and dependants. 
Her life was one of distinguished usefulness and worth. It was 
she who so powerfully influenced her brother. Dr. Bartholmew 
Fussell, in his determination to secure the medical education of 
women. After her marriage she returned to the home ot her 
husband, in West Vincent, Chester Co., Pa.' They had five 
children, all b. in Chester Co.^ 

6-10. Mariann, b. 6 mo. 6, 1819, d. at West Vincent, 1S66 ; unm. ^ 
6-u. Rebecca, b 6 mo. 10, 1820, res. Media, Delaware Co., Pa., 
m. Edwin' Fussell. (See forward, 6— 16.) 

» They occupied a farm which was part of a large tract purchased during the early 
settlement of Pennsylvania by his maternal ancestors of the Meredith family. Henry 
Lewis, the first of the family of that name who came to Pennsylvania, was a friend 
and correspondent of William Penn. 

* Mrs. Lewis is said to have been " one of the most careful and accurate of 
women." Her papers are an invaluable source of information respecting the family 
history. Before her death she sent copies of such family records as she possessed, 
which were quite extensive, to several of her nieces. She seems to have ditiused her 
spirit through the family. It is remarkable for the interest which its members 
generally display in preserving its records and traditions. 

3 See sketch of .Mariann, Grace Anna and Elizabeth R. Lewis, with portrait of 
Grace Anna, in Wilham Still's The Underground RjilrojJ, pp. 748-753. It is said 



444 '^^^^ Dawso7i Fafiiily. 

6-12. [Lewis.] Grace Anna, b. 8 mo. 3, 1821, res. Media, unm. ;_an 
accomplished ornithologist, holding an acknowlcagcd position 
among Naturalists 

6-13. Charles, b. 9 mo. 1 1, 1822, d. 10 mo. 18, 1823. 

6-14. Elizabeth R., b. 1 mo. 15, 1824, d. at West Vincent, 10 mo. 
10, 1863 ; mm. 

5-10. William Fussell, b. 6 mo. 30, 1783, d. 6 mo. 4, 
1856, m. 9 mo. 28, 1809, Jane Foulke^ b. 8 mo. 20, 1782, d. 
5 mo. 9, 1857, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth R, Foulke. They 
had five children : 

6-11;. Elizabeth R., b. 7 mo. 31, 1810, res. Pendleton, Ind. Hardy. 
6-16- Edwin, b. 6 mo. 14, 1813, res. Media, Delaware Co , Pa.; m. 
6-17. Esther Ann, b. 2 mo. 22, 1818, m. Charles Pennell J.acobs. (See 

forward, 6-21). 
6-18, Joseph, b. 8 mo. 7, 1820, res. Philadelphia; m. 
6-19. Milton, b. 6 mo. 11, 1823, res. Radnor, Delaware Co., Pa. ; m. 

5-11. Sarah Fussell^h. 9 mo. lO, 1784, d. 8 mo. II, i860, 
m. 12 mo. 8, 1812, Thomas P. Jacobs, b. 4 mo. 25, 1789, 
d. 3 mo. 10, 1 861, son of Thomas and Lydia Jacobs. They 
had three children : 

6-20. Rebecca Fussell, b. 4 mo. 30, 1815, d. 4 mo., 1871. Brown. 
6-21. Charles Pennell, b. lomo. 6, 18 16, res. Pendleton, Ind. ; m. 
6-22. Lydia Pennell, b. 3 mo. ii, 1821, res. Vineland, N., J., m. 
Orson S. Murray ; no issue. 

5-12. Joseph Fussell, b. in Chester Co., Pa., 4 mo. 26, 
1787, d. 10 mo. 15, 1855, m. in Gvvynedd meeting, Montgomery 
Co., Pa., 6 mo. 14, i^ij\.^ Elizabeth Moore^h. 2 mo. 19, 1790, 
d. 2 mo. 19, 1865, dau. of Henry and Priscilla Moore. 

About three years after their marriage they removed to Bal- 
timore county, Md., where they remained nearly twelve years.' 
In 1828 they removed to Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, where 

of these ladies in that work, that they " were among the most faithful, devoted, and 
quietly efficient workers in the Anti-slavery cause, including that department of it 
which is the subject of this [that] volume." . . . . " Mariann and Elizabeth hav- 
ing lived to see the triumph of the Ri^ht, in the Presidential Proclamation of Free- 
dom to the slaves, have gone from their earthly to their heavenly rest." 

" Grace Anna still continues here, working for human welfare in such fields as still 
demand the laborer's toil, and finding mental profit and delight in the pursuit of 
natural science." (The dates of birth of Mariann and Rebecca have also been re- 
ported as follows : Mariann, 6 mo. I, 1S19 ; Rebecca, 10 mo. 6, 1821. — M. M. L.) 
' "Their experience of slavery impressed them deeply with a sense of its evils, and 
they bore a testimony against it, even in tliat early day, by abstaining as far as possible 
from the use of its products. Thus they infused into the minds of their children a 
spirit of anti-slavery, which prepared them all to join the ranks of abolitionism in its 
earliest days." — Mrs. M. M. Lewis, HuntsviUe, Ind., 1873. 



T^he Dawson Family. 445 

they lived until the year 1846, when they removed to Indiana, 
and settled at Fall Creek, iMadison Co., in that state, where 
they d. " beloved of all who knew them well." They had nine 
children : 
6-23. [FussELL.] Henry Bartholomew, b. 3 mo. 15, 1 81 5, res. Media, 

Pa ; m. 
6-24. Priscilla, d. in infancy. 

6-25. Rebecca Bond, b. 7 mo. 14, 18 18, res. Fall Creek, Ind. Rogers. 
6-26, Samuel, b. 7 mo. 31, 1819, res. Pendleton, Ind.; m. 
6-27. Mary Jane, b. II mo. 21, 1821, d. in Ind., 8 mo. 20, 1854. 

Hodges. 
6-28. Elizabeth Moore, b. 11 mo. 21, 1821, res. Fall Creek, Ind. Lewis. 
6-29. Solomon, d. aged 14 mos. 
6-30. Solomon 2d, d. aged 2 weeks. 
6-31, John Lewis, b. 8 mo. 8, 1830, res. Pendleton, Ind. ; m. 

5-13. Solomon Fussell, farmer, was born near Phenixville, 
Chester Co., Pa., 6 mo. 28, 1789. He removed with his 
parents when a child to Baltimore county, Md., but returned 
to Pa, when a young man. He m. ist, at Gwynedd meeting, 
Montgomery Co., Pa., 2 mo. 6, 181 6, Mllcah Martha Moore^ 
b. I mo. 20, 1792, sister of Elizabeth Moore, wife of Joseph 
Fussell (5-12). In 1830, or '31, he went west, to seek a home 
for himself and family, and traveled as far as Milton, in Wayne 
Co., Ind., beyond which place the roads were at that time al- 
most impassable. In the fall of 1832 he removed with his wife 
and five children from Chester Co., Pa., to Fall Creek, 
Madison Co., Ind., the journey being accomplished in a two 
horse wagon, and occupying an entire month. The next year 
was one of great mortality in his family. His wife died 8 mo. 
16, 1833. Three of the children died within a single week, he 
at the same time being too sick to be conscious of his loss. As 
soon as he was sufficiently recovered, leaving his two only re- 
maining children with a relative, he returned to the East, per- 
forming the long journey, though still in feeble health, on horse- 
back. In the fall of 1836 he returned to Indiana onfoot^ taking 
with him a herd of fine cattle, a cow carrying his luggage in a 
pair of saddle bags. He m. 2d, at Fall Creek meeting, Ind., 12 
mo. I, 1836, Hannah Leiuis, daughter of Joseph and Lvdia 
Lewis, formerly of Willistown, Chester Co., Pa. He d. at 
Fall Creek, 3 mo. i, 1849, greatly esteemed. His character 
was that of the strictest integrity. He had been all his life a 



44 6 T^he Dawson Family, 

conscientious anti-slavery and temperance man, abstaining as far 
as possible from the use of all articles produced by slave labor, 
and being among the first in his neighborhood, it is said, to refuse 
to give liquor in harvest, yet never lacking help, although his 
experiment was one u-hich at that time few ventured to try, for 
fear their grain would be left to rot in the fields. Solomon and 
Milcah Martha Moore P'ussell had 1 1 children : 

6-32. Bartholomew Bond, b. i mo. 19, 18 17, d. 1818. 

6-33. Priscilla Moore, b. 9 mo. 25, 18 18, res. Fall Creek, Ind. Thomas. 

6-34. Sarah Jacobs, b. 8 mo. 15, 1820, d. 1833. 

6-35. BarthoIomc'A' Bond, b. 10 mo. 16, 1822, d. 1833. 

6-36. Henr\- Moore, b. 11 mo. 23, 1823, d. 1825. 

6-37. Milcah Martha, b. 10 mo. 16, 1825, res. Huncsville, Ind. Lewis. 

6-38. Mary Fussell, b- li mo. 16, 1827, d. young. 

6-39. Esther Lewis, b. 3 mo. 5, 1829, d. 1833. 

6-40. Solomon, b. 11 mo. 26, 1830, d. 7 mo. 1, 1 831. 

6—41. Rebecca Jane, b. I mo. 19, 1832, d. young. 

6-42. Marion W., d. young. 

Solomon and Hannah Lewis Fussell had two children : 

6-43. Lydia J., b. 8 mo. 9, 1838, d. in Indiana, Feb. 28, 1872. 

Sharp. 
6-44. Anna Wood, b. 11 mo. 17, 1841, res. Indiana ; unm. 

5-14. Jacob Fussell, b. in Chester Co., Pa., 2 mo. 7, 

1792, d. near Phila., 8 mo. 7, 1855 (to^r. Frankfort), m. 12 

mo. 4, 18 14, Clarissa JVhitaker^ b. 7 mo. 5, 1 789, d. 4 mo. 

28, 1863, dau. of Joshua and Ruth Whitaker. They lived in 

Baltimore Co., \Id., and had ten children, all b. in Baltimore : 

6-45. William W., b. 10 mo. 5, 1815, d. aged 19. 
6-46. Joshua W., b. 10 mo. 26, 1817. 
6-47. Jacob, b. 2 mo. 24, 1819, res. New York city ; m. 
6-48. Ruthanna, b. i mo. 20, 1820, res. Baltimore, Md. Gorsuch. 
6-49. Hannah E., res. Baltimore. Hopkins. 

6-50. Bartholomew Howard, b. 12 mo. 16, 1823, d. in Baltimore, 12 
mo. 23, i860 ; m. 

6-51. Joseph B., b 1 mo. 15, 1826, d. ; m. 

6-52. Philena, b. 6 mo. 13, 182S, res. Baltimore. Martinett. 
6-53. Clarissa, b. 2 mo. 22, 1S52, res Baltimore. Davis. 
6-54. Mary, b. 10 mo. 20, 1833, d. 1835. 

5-15. Dr. Bartholomew Fussell, was b. in Chester Co., 
Pa., I mo. 9, 1794. He removed in early life to Maryland, 
where he taught school, and read medicine, and where he found 
means to give Sabbath and private instruction to great numbers 




I)K. BARTH0L(3MK\V FUSSKLL. 



The Dawson Family. 447 

of slaves, many of whom, with hundreds of other fugitives of 
their class, he afterwards protected and assisted at his home in 
Pennsylvania, while on their way to freedom. He was one of 
the signers of the "Declaration of Sentiments" issued by the 
American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833, and he had the gratifi- 
cation of attending the last meeting of the Pennsylvania Anti- 
Slavery Society, called to celebrate the downfall of slavery in 
America, and for the dissolution of an organization whose pur- 
pose was efFected. He was also well known as an advocate of 
common school education, of temperance, and of every other 
interest, which, in his view, pertained to the welfare of man. 
He became early convinced of the peculiar fitness of woman for 
the practice of medicine. " In the year 1840 he first gave reg- 
ular instructions to a class of women, and it was through one 
of these pupils that the first graduate in America was interested 
in the study of medicine. In 1846 he communicated to a few 
liberal-minded professional men a plan for the medical education 
of women. Others, with indominable zeal, took up the work, 
and finally, after a succession of disappointments and discourage- 
ments, from causes within and without, the Woman's College, 
on North College avenue, Philadelphia, starting from the germ 
of his thought, entered on the career of prosperity it is so well 
entitled to enjoy. Though never, at any time, connected offi- 
• cially with the college, he regarded its success with the most 
affectionate interest, considering its proposition as one of the 
most important results of his life." ' 

Dr. FussELL m. ist, 5 mo. 26, 1826, Lydia Morris^ b. at 
Fox Chase, Montgomery Co., Pa., 7 mo. 13, 1804, d. 7 mo. 3, 
1840, dau. of Morris and 'Jerusha IVhitton Morris. They had 
five children : 

6-55. Joshua Longstreth, b. in Kennett, Pa., 6 mo. 9, 1827, res. Fall 

Creek, Ind. ; m. 
6-56. Morris, b. in Kennett, 6 mo. 27, 1829, res. near Chester Springs, 

Chester Co., Pa. ; m. 
6—57. Susan, b. in Kennett, 4 mo. 7, 1832, res. Knightstown, Ind. ; 

unm. - 

' William Still's The Underground Railroad^ p. 697. See extended biographical 
notice, and portrait, in that work. 

' Shortly after the outbreak of the civil war she volunteered as a nurse, and served 
during ne.irly three years in the hospitals of Memphis, Tenn., Louisville, K.y., and 
Jeffersonville, Ind. Since that time she has had charge of a home for soldiers' 



44 8 T^he Dawson Fafniiy. 

6-58. [FussELL.] Lydia Ada, b. in Kennett, 6 mo. 24, 1837, res. near 

Chester Springs, Pa. : teacher ; unrn. 
6-59. Benjamin Lundy, b. in Vincent, Pa., 3 mo. 17, 1840, res. Markle- 

ville, Madison Co., Indiana, : physician ; unm. 

Dr. Fussell m. 2d, 2 mo. 9, 1841, wid. Rebecca C. Hev/es, 
dau. of Edward and Rebecca Churchman, and d. at the res. of 
his son, Dr. Morris Fussell, near Chester Springs, Pa., 2 mo. 
14, 1871, aged 76. Issue of second marriage, two sons : 

6-60. Edward C, b. York, Pa., 3 mo. 23, 1843, d. in Vincent, 3 mo. 

22, 1844. 
6-61. Edward C, b. in Kennett, 11 mo. 30, 1845, d. at Fall Creek, 

Ind., 9 mo. 17, 1865. 

5-16. Rebecca Fussell^h. A^mo. 2\^l'](^b^m. 3 mo. 21, 1837, 
Joseph Trimble, who d. 9 mo. 14, 1839, son of Joseph and 
Mary Trimble. They res. in Chester Co., Pa. One child : 

6-62. Esther Jane, b. 3 mo. 2, 1838, instructor in English literature, 
rhetoric, and elocution (1873), at Swarthmore College, Dela- 
ware Co., Pa ; unm. 

5-17. Mahlon Longstreth, b. 1779, d. in Philadelphia, 
I mo. 8, 1837, m. Elizabeth Wooley. They lived at Crosswicks, 
N. J., and had one child : 
6-63. Mary, d. at Bordcntown, N. J., 4 mo. 6, 1833, aged 30. 

H.AMILTON. 

5-18. Martha Longstreth (dau. of John, 4-4), m. Samuel 
Spencer. Five children : 

6—64. John Longstreth \ m. 

6-65. Mahlon ; m. 

6-66. Lewis, res. Oldbridge, Middlesex Co., N. J. ; m. 

6-67. Sarah, m. L Newton Bailey. 

6-68. Ferdinand ; unm. 

5-19. Daniel Longstreth, d. 5 mo. 25, 1832, m. Letitia 
Milner. Five children : 

6-69. John Milner, m. Eleanor ; she d. 8 mo. 24, 1844, Centre- 

ville, Bucks Co., Pa. j 3 children. 
6-70. Phebe. 

orphans, at Knightstown, Henry Co., Ind. This was at first a private enterprise en- 
dowed through the liberality of George Merritt, of Ind., but since has received aid 
from the State. The inmates consist ot ten children, brought up as a private family 
under Miss Fussell's entire control, as a mother would bring up her family. As one 
child leaves, another takes its place, but the number is limited to ten. 



T^he Dawson Family. 449 

6-71. [LoNGSTRETH.] MaHa. 

6-72. Robert. 

6-73. Ann, m. Brown. 

5-21. Rachel Longstreth (dau. of John, 4-4), m. John M. 
Milner; d. at Groveville, N. J., i mo. 14, 1827. Six chn. : 

6-74. Hetty ; unm. 

6-75. Julia, buried 2 mo. 7, 1836, aged 21. 

6—76. Phebe; unm. 

6-77. Mahlon ; m. 

6-78. Sarah Matilda, m. B. Franklin Mendenhall. 

6—79. Emma. 

5-23. Esther L. Loyigstreth (dau. of John, 4-4), m. 5 mo. 
14, 1818, John L. Hayward, of Baltimore, d. 4 mo., 1838, 
son of William and Keziah Hayward. They lived at Bristol, 
Pa. Five children : 

6-80. Lewis W., b. 2 mo. 20, 1819, d. Dec. 6, 1872 ; unm. 

6-81. Arthur, b. 6 mo. 3, 1821, m. Elizabeth Evans (b Dodson). He 

d. at Philadelphia, March 21, 1871. No issue. 
6-82. Henry E., b. 9 mo. 29, 1823, d. 5 mo. 23, 1830. 
6-83. Julia, b. I mo. 24, 1827, res. Bristol, Pa. Slack.. 
6-84. Henry E., b. 7 mo. 14, 1834, res. Philadelphia ; m. 



5-24. John Kirkbride Longstreth m. Elizabeth Row- 
land. Two daughters : 

6-85. Emma, m. Straub ; res. Pottsville, Pa. 

6-86. Ellen, m. Milnor. 

5-25. Daniel Michener, b. 12 mo. 21, 1780, m. 1804, 
j^nna Kinsey. They lived near Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, 1831 ; 
at Smyrna, O., 1838. One son : 
6-87. John, b. I mo. 14, 1820; m. 

5-26. Mordecai Michener, b. 6 mo. 9, 1782, d, 8 mo. 

15, 1836, m. 1804, Susannah Shaw, who d. 5 mo, 4, 1834. 

They had twelve children : 

6-88. Martha, b. 9 mo. 16, 1805. Keese. 

6-89. Elizabeth, b. 10 mo. 30, 1807, d. 8 mo. 15, 1844. Meeker. 

6-90. Sarah. Daniels. 

6-91. John, b. 4 mo. 18, 1812; /w. 

6-92. Grace, b. ii mo. 28, 1813, d. . Benedict. 

6—93. Anna, d. young. 

6-94. Ruth, b. 10 mo. 10, 1818. Camp. 

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45 o ^he Dawso7i Family. 

6-95. [MiCHENER.] Jane, b. 7 mo. 9, 1820. Mills. 
6-96. Daniel, b. 3 mo. 18, 1822, d. 8 mo. 26, 1846 ; m. 
6-97. Mordccai, d. voung. 
6-98. Susannah, d. young. 

6-99. David B., b. 10 mo. 23, 1825, m. 1849, Emeline Benedict, b. 3 
mo. 21, 1829. 

5-27. Benjamin Michener, b. 10 mo. 26, 1783, m. 1808, 
AhigaU Stanton, b. 3 mo. 23, 1786, d. 5 mo. 29, 1839. 
They had ten children : 

6-100. Levi, b. 1 mo. 9, 1809, d. 7 mo. il, 1832; unm. 
6-101. Susanna, b 5 mo. 6, 1810, m. 1837, John Brown, b. 7 mo. 

25, 1799. No issue. 
6-102. John J., b 3 mo. 10, \%\2; m. 
6-103. Lydia, b. I mo. 18, 1814. Grave. 
6-104. Henry, b. 2 mo. 12, \%\6 ; m. 
6-105. David, b. 3 mo. 15, 1818 ; m. 
6-106. Isaac, b. 7 mo. lo, 1820 ; m. 
6-107. Edwin, 10 mo. 12, 1822, d. 1810 ; w. 
6-108. Martha, b. 3 mo. 14, 1825. Taylor ; Williams. 
6-109. Elma, b. I mo. 31, 1S28, d. 1 1 mo. 9, 1842. 

Benjamin Michener m. 2d, 1840, Sarah Canby, b. I mo. 20, 
1786. 

5-28. Grace Michener, b. 4 mo. 2i, 1785, d. 7 mo. 25, 
1832, m. Francis Hobson, b. 4 mo. 15, 1781, d. 8 mo. 21, 
1821. They had five children : 

6-110. Ann M., b. 11 mo. 8, 1808, d. 11 mo. 4, 1840. Watson. 
6-1 1 1. John, b. 6 mo. 4, 181 1 ; w. 
6-112. Martha, b. 2 mo. 21, 1814, d. young. 
6-113. Esther, b. 5 mo. 17, 1817, d. 10 mo. ig, 1836. 
6-114. Rebecca, b. 3 mo. 21, 1820, d. I mo. 29, 1849. Scott. 

5-29. Jonathan Michener, b. 11 mo. 29, 1787, m. ist, 
Jane Hobson. They had eight children : 
6—1 15. Joseph ; m. 
6-1 16. John ; m. 
6-117. Ann. Jackson. 
6-1 18. James ; m. 
6-119. Barak, d. young. 
6-120. Daniel, d. young. 
6—121. Esther, d. young. 
6-122. Jonathan, d. young. 

Jonathan Michener m. 2d, Margaret Garwood. Two chn. : 
6—123. Hannah. 
6—1 24. Jane. 



450 The Daws 071 Family. 

6-95. [MiCHENER.] Jane, b. 7 mo. 9, 1820. Mills. 
6-96. Daniel, b. 3 mo. 18, 1822, d. 8 mo. 26, 1846 ; m. 
6-97. Mordecai, d. voung. 
6-98. Susannah, d. young. 

6-99. David B., b. 10 mo. 23, 1825, m. 1849, Emeline Benedict, b. 3 
mo. 21, 1829. 

5-27. Benjamin Michener, b. 10 mo. 26, 1783, m. 1808, 
AhlgaU Stanton, b. 3 mo. 23, 1786, d. 5 mo. 29, 1839. 
They had ten children : 

6-100. Levi, b. 1 mo. 9, 1809, d. 7 mo. 1 1, 1832 ; unm. 
6-101. Susanna, b 5 mo. 6, 1810, m. 1837, John Brown, b. 7 mo. 

25, 1799. No issue. 
6-102. John J., b 3 mo. 10, 1812 ; w. 
6-103. Lydia, b. I mo. 18, 1814. Gr.ave. 
6-104. Henry, b. 2 mo. 12, \%i6 •, m. 
6-105. David, b. 3 mo. i 5, 18 18 ; /tz. 
6-106. Isaac, b. 7 mo. 10, 1820 ; ^. 
6-107. Edwin, 10 mo. 12, 1822, d. 1810 ; f^- 
6-108. Martha, b. 3 mo. 14, 1825. T.^ylor ; Williams. 
6-109. Elma, b. I mo. 31, 1828, d. 1 1 mo. 9, 1842. 

Benjamin Michener m. 2d, 1840, Sarah Canby, b. I mo. 20, 
1786. 

5-2S. Grace Michener, b. 4 mo. 21, 1785, d. 7 mo. 25, 
1832, m. Francis Hobson, b. 4 mo. 15, 1781, d. 8 mo. 21, 
1821. They had five children: 

6-1 10. /^nn M., b. 11 mo. 8, 1808, d. il mo. 4, 1840. Watson. 
6-1 II. John, b. 6 mo. 4, 181 1 ; w. 
6-112. Martha, b. 2 mo. 21, 1814, d. young. 
6-113. Esther, b. 5 mo. 17, 1817, d. 10 mo. 19, 1836. 
6-114. Rebecca, b. 3 mo. 21, 1820, d. l mo. 29, 1849. Scott. 

5-29. Jonathan Michener, b. 11 mo. 29, 1787, m. ist, 
Jane Hobson. They had eight children : 
6-1 15. Joseph ; m. 
6-1 16. John ; m. 
6-117. .^nn. Jackson. 
6-1 18. James ; m. 
6-119. Barak, d. young. 
6-120. Daniel, d. young. 
6— 12T. Esther, d. young. 
6-122. Jonathan, d. young. 

Jonathan Michener m. 2d, Margaret Garwood. Two chn. : 
6-123. Hannah. 
6—1 24. Jane. 



The Dawson Fa?nily. 451 

5-30. Sarah Mich^ner^ b. lO mo. I, 1789, d. 8 mo, 15, 
1836, m. 1810, John S. Martin. They had nine children: 

6-125. John M., b. 2 mo. 1, 1811 ; m. 

6-126. Paul A., b. 2 mo. i, 1813 ; »t. 

6-127. Elizabeth A., b. i mo. 23/1815. St.^nley. 

6-128. Hannah, b. 3 mo. 22, 18 1 7. Wilkinson. 

6-129. Daniel- 

6-130. Bycrs B., b. 1 mo. 3, 1S22 ; m. 

6-131. Mary, b. 5 mo. 2, 1825. Cr.amer. 

6-132. Susan M., b. 3 mo. 4, 1828. Poorman. 

6-133. Kinsey. 

5-31. Rachel Michener^ b. 9 mo. 22, 1 79 1, m. 1812, 
Isaac H.aines, b. 2 mo. 18, 1781. They had seven children : 

6-134. Rebecca, b. 7 mo. 2, 1813. Stewart. 
6—135. Edwin, b. 7 mo. 24, 1S15 ; /tt. 
6-136. Ruth, b. 12 mo. 13, 1821. 
6-137. Daniel L., b. 11 mo. 16, 1825. 
6-138. Martha M., b. il mo. 10, 1828. 
6—139. Grace Ann, b. 4 mo. 28, 1831. 
6-140. Isaac, b. II mo. 2, 1834. 

5-33. Hannah Michener^ b. 2 mo. I, 1 796, d. before 1 833, 
m. 1 8 19, Samuel Clarke. They had one daughter: 
6-141. Hannah, b. 8 mo. 4, 1820. McCaughey. 

5-34. Barak Michener, b. ii mo. 8, 1799, m. ist, 1823, 

Harriet Comly^ who d. 8 mo. 20, 1834. He m. 2d, ; 

lived in 1827, at Canton, Ohio. Four children, by first mar- 
riage : 

6—142. James C. 

6-143. Martha S., b. 5 mo. 4, 1827. Bigger. 

6—144. Robert O., d. young. 

6-145. Lavinia, d. young. 

5-35. Rachel Ross, b. 3 mo. 23, 1782, res. 1873, Philadel- 
phia, m. RiCH.\RD P. AIaris, who d. 2 mo. 5, 1817. They 
had four children : 

6-146. Thomas Ross, m. Cooch, res Philadelphia; no issue. 

6-147. Richard, graduated University Pa., 1825, m. EUmaker, res. 

Philadelphia ; children all d. 
6-148. George G., m. 2 mo. 13, 1833, Buckman, dau. of John 

Buckman ; res. Bucks Co., Pa. ; no issue. 
6-149. William, m. Stevens y res. Philadelphia; 6 children. 



452 The 'Dawson Family. 

5-3G. Martha Longstreth^ b. lO mo. 20, 1 789, m. II mo. 
24, 1809, John Shoemaker, b. 9 mo. 8, 1786, d. 11 mo. 2, 
1865.' She res. 1873, at Norristown, Pa. They had three chn. : 
6-150. James, b. 8 mo. 24, 1811, d. 12 mo. zi, 1811. 
6-)5i. Isaac L., b. 6 mo. 14, 1814 ; m. 
6-152. Jane L., b. 10 mo. 23, 1817. Thomas. 

5-39. Benjamin Longstreth, b. i mo. 17, i797^ ^- '" 
Philadelphia, l mo. 10, 1872, m. 11 mo. 5, 1820, Susannah 
Jarrett. ' They had seven children : 
6-153. Joseph Jarrett, b. 1822, d. 1823. 
6-154. Isaac, b. 7 mo. 6, 1824, d. 12 mo. 19, 1857 ; m. 
6-155. Charles J., b. 5 mo. 9, 1827, d. 9 mo. 27, 1847. 
6-156. Martha S., b. 7 mo. 13, 1830. Dougl.^ss. 
6-157. Lydia Ann, b. 1 mo. 29, 1833, res. Philadelphia ; unm. 
6-158. Rachel J , b. l mo 25, 1836, d. i860. 
6-159. Rebecca R., b. 5 mo. 8, 1838, res. Philadelphia. Watson. 

5-40. Edith Longstreth^ b. 12 mo. 18, 1798, d. a vvid. in 
Philadelphia, i mo. 5, 1868, m. 3 mo. 8, 1821, Jesse Shoe- 
maker, farmer, b. 4 mo. 17, i79i,bro. of John (5-36). They 
lived at Upper Dublin, Pa. ; had three children : 

6-160. James, b. 8 mo. 20, 1822 ; m. 

6-161. Charlotte L., b. 8 mo. 3, 1828, d. 1 mo. 9, 1831. 

6-162. John Longstreth, b. 10 mo. 7, 1832 ; m. 

5-41. Daniel Longstreth, real estate agent, b. 3 mo. 19, 

1 801, d. in Philadelphia, 6 mo. 23, 1856 (son of Isaac, 4-9), 

m. II mo. 17, 1825, Hannah Kenderdine. Four children: 

6-163. Joseph K., b. 1826, d. 5 mo. 18, 1853. . 
6-164. Morris, res. 1873, Horsham, Pa. 
6-165. Edward, d. young. 
6-166. Jane, d. young. 

5-43. John Longstreth, conveyancer, b. 11 mo. 19,1804, 
m. 6 mo. 3, 1827, Jnn IF. Thorne^ dau. of Isaac and Mary 
Thorne. They res. in Philadelphia. Nine children: 

•Son of James (b. 1756), and Pkebe fyalton Shoemaker, m. June, 1781 ; gr. son 
of Isaac (b. Jan. 15, llii, d. 1793) 5 S^- gr. son of Peter Shoemaker, a friend and 
associate of WUliam Penn, si-ttled in Germantown, near Philadelphia, where, in 1686, 
he built what is said to have been the first house there, a picture of which can be 
leen in Watson's ^nr.a's :f fhHadeifhia. 

'"Susannah Longstreth, d. 3 mo. i 5, 1856." — W. F. C.'s notes. Qy. : w. of 
Benj. ? 



T^he Dawson Family. 453 

6-167. [LoNGSTRETH.] Emcline, b. lo mo. 3, 1827 ; unm. 

6-168. Ellis, b. 10 mo. 1, 1829, d. young. 

6-169. Alfred, b. 3 mo. 6, 1831, res. Phila. ; m. 

6-170. Mary W.,b. 11 mo. 10, 1832, res. Williamsport, Pa. Brastow. 

6-1 71. Edwin, d. young. 

6-172. Edgar T., d. i8'68. 

6-173. Charlotte, d. young. 

6-174. Anna, b. 3 mo. 28, 1847 ; unm. 

6-175. Sarah Arn, b. 9 mo. 18, 1849 ; unm. 

5-45. Daniel Longstreth, b. 11 mo. 25, 1800 (son of 
Joseph, 4-10), resided at the old homestead of his family, in 
Warminster township, Bucks Co., Pa., which he inherited from 
his father. In youth he received a good English education, but, 
possessing a fondness for mathematics and the natural sciences, 
he was a diligent student through life, and was thus, to a great 
extent, self educated. He had an inquiring mind, a retentive 
memory, and a pleasure in the acquisition of new and curious 
information which seemed in itself a reward for the greatest pains 
taken to acquire it. He was in the habit of noting in a common- 
place book or diary the facts and discoveries which especially in- 
terested him, and such as he deemed sufficiently important he 
communicated to the public through the medium of the news- 
papers and magazines of his day. He was, besides, much de- 
voted to genealogical and antiquarian researches, and left copious 
memoranda of the results of his inquiries, which have been 
largely drawn from for the purposes of this record. His own 
opinion of the value of such studies is worthy of preservation. 
"These pursuits," he remarks, " have afforded me great amuse- 
ment in spare moments. Many wiseacres may think them 
puerile and trifling. Be it so ; but I am of opinion that anecdotes 
which disclose the virtuous actions of our worthy ancestors 
should be preserved and held up for the example of their de- 
scendants when about forming their character in youth and early 
manhood."' His love of local history, regard for scientific 
pursuits, and svmpathy for an unfortunate man of genius whose 
merits seemed to have been overlooked and forgotten, if not 
designedly concealed, all combined to excite in him a deep in- 
terest in the facts relating to the life of " poor John Fitch, of 
steamboat memory," who had made the model of his first boat 

' Letter to a friend^ 183 I. 



454 ^^^ Dawso?i Faiiiily. 

in that township in 1785. In 1833 ^^^' Longstreth was 
actively engaged in collecting materials for a memoir of Fitch. 
He published a series of articles concerning him in the Bucks 
county newspaper, and corresponded on the subject with Watson, 
author of the Annals of Philadelphia^ furnishing most of the facts 
which the latter used in his notice of the inventor in that work. 
Subsequently, Mr. Westcott wrote his Life of John Fitch^ ob- 
taining a part of his materials from Mr. Longstreth's papers, but 
poorly repaying the favor by inserting a very erroneous notice of 
Mr. L. (who was then dead) in that book. 

Mr. Longstreth was a consistent member of the Society of 
Friends, and was for a number of years (1829 to 1836), clerk 
of the Horsham monthly meeting, and he was also clerk of 
the Abington quarterly meeting. In 1840 he opened, at 
Warminster, a boarding school for boys, which he conducted 
for some time in connection with his farm. The confinement 
proving injurious to his health, he closed his school, and after- 
wards acquired a knowledge of dentistry, which he practiced 
very successfully. He was also a surveyor, and attended to 
conveyancing, and the settlement of estates, and to a variety ot 
public affairs. He m. ist, in Green St. meeting, Philadelphia, 

I mo. 4, iSlj^ Elizabeth Lancaster^whowash. inPhila., 1803, and 
d. in Warminster township, 9 mo. 19, 1829.' They had two sons : 
6-176. John Lancaster, b. II mo. 10, 1827, res. 1873, Philadelphia ; m. 
6-177. Elizabeth Lancaster, b. 9 mo. 14, 1829, d. 4 mo. 23, 1848 ; 

ufim. 

Mr. Lono-streth m. id, in Green St. meeting, Philadelphia, 10 
mo. 25, 1832, Hannah Toivnsend^ who was born in Philadelphia, 

II mo. 6, 1801, and d. a wid. in Philadelphia, 8 mo. 6, 1865.^ 
She was a highly educated and accomplished lady ; for some 
years prior to her marriage, clerk of Green St. monthly meeting 
of Friends in Philadelphia. After her marriage, clerk of 



I Daughter of John Lancaster, b. in Philadelphia, lumber merchant, d. 1834, and 
wife Elizabeth Rakestraw ; granddaughter of John and Ann Kr.oivUi Lancaster. The 
last named John son of Thomas and Sarah Buckman Lancaster, grandson of Thomas 
and ?htbt lyariul Lancaster ; great grandson of John and Sarah Lancaster, who 
came from Ireland to Pa., in 17 11. Sarah Buckman was granddaughter of William 
Buckman who came in ship " Welcome " with William Penn, in 1682. 

= Dau. of Joseph (b. in Philadelphia, 1772, d. in Philadelphia, S mo. 18, 1840), 
and Elizabeth C'ari Townr;;nd, m. 5 mo 21, iSoo^ gr. dau. of John Townsend 
(cabinet-maker, b. in Piiiladclphia ), and w Hannah Cox, b. 1751, dau. of Joseph 
(d. 1 8 14) and Catharine fFati.n Cox. John Townsend was son of Charles and 



The Dawson Family. 455 

Abington quarterly meeting a number of years, until her removal 

to Philadelphia, in 1 860. ' Daniel Longstreth d. at Warminster, 

3 mo. 30, 1846, after nearly three months' illness, borne with 

patience and resignation. They had seven children : 

6-178. Joseph T., b. 8 mo. 7, 1833, d. 7 mo. 12, 1834. 

6-179. Sarah, b. 9 mo. 4, 1834, res. FallsCon, Harford Co., Md. 

HOLLIN'GSWORTH. 

6-180. iVIoses Robinson, b. 2 mo. 8, 1836, d. 4 mo. 2, 1838. 
6-181. Samuel Townsend, b. 8 mo. z, 1837, res. Philadelphia ; m. 
6-182. Edward, b. 6 mo. 22, 1839, res. Philadelphia; m. 
6-183. Anna R., b. 4 mo. 2,-1841, res. Philadelphia ; unm. 
6-184 David T., b. 10 mo. 26, 1844, d. 7 mo. 9,^ 1845. 

5-46. Anna Thomas Longstreth^ b. lO mo. 8, l8o2 (dau. of 
Joseph, 4-10), m. ist, at Horsham meeting, Montgomery Co., 
Pa., 10 mo. 13, 1825, John Thomson, b. 1795, d. 3 mo. 25, 
1826, son of John Thomson, b. 1762, d. 1846. They had one 
son : 

6-185. J°^" Longstreth, b. in Warminster township, Bucks Co., Pa., 
6 mo. 7, 1826, res. 1873, Horsham, Pa. ; m. 

Anna T. (5-46) m. 2d, i mo. 7, 1836, at Horsham, Ch.a.rles 
Jarrett Raab, of Abington, son of John W. and Sarah Raab. 
They had four children, all born in Warminster : 
6-186. Joseph Longstreth, b. 4 mo. iS, 1838, res, Weston, Pa. ; m. 
6-187. Sarah L., m. Russell Hollenb.^ck ; res. Weston. 
6-188. Mary Anna, d. g mo. 1, 1840, aged 5 months. 
6-189. Mary Anna, d. 

5-47. Susannah Longstreth^ b. II mo. 28, 1804, d. 2 mo. 
17, 1833,' m. at Horsham meeting, Montgomery Co., Pa., 3 
mo. 9, 1826, Ellis Cleaver, tailor, b. 4 mo. 15, iSoi, d. 2 

Abigail Townsend ; gr. son of John and Elizabeth Townsend, who were of Kent Co., 
Pa. (now Kent Co, Del.), as early as 1690. Elizabeth Clark, b. 9 mo. 18, 1773, 
d. in Warminster, 1854, was dau. of Joseph Claric, b. 4 mo. 12, 1745, ^- ^ ^°- 
x-j, 1833, from Bethnal Green, England, silk weaver (son of Richard and Ann 
Clark), and w. Elizabeth Wyer, b. 7 mo. 5, 1746, d. 6 mo. Z2, 17SS, from Spital- 
field, JEngland, dau. of Michael and Elizabeth Wyer. 

'She was interested in the early anti-slavery movement, and assisted Benj. Lundy 
in the preparation of his Memoirs of Elvzabtth. Margaret Chandler, a poetess deeply 
interested in the cause of the slave. 

= The date of her death as communicated was z mo. 7, 1S35, v-'hizh prcbably was 
date of her husband's death. This from Daniel Longstreth's letter-book, under date 
of 3 mo. 17, 1S33: ".My dear sister Susan L. Cleaver lingered for nearly a ye.ir 
and closed in peace on the irth or id mo. She was fully resigned to the change, 
which she hailed with joy. Her eldest son died Z2d of the previous month." 



456 T^hc Dawson Family, 

mo. 7, 1835, son of Ellis and Elizabeth Cleaver, of Gwynedd, 
Montgomery Co. Two children, both born in Montgomery Co : 
6-190. [Cleaver.] Joseph L., b. 5 mo. 25, 1827, d. 1 mo. 22, 1833. 
6-191. Ellwood, b. 2 mo. 7, 1830, res. i873,.Iowa; m. 

5-48. Mary Thomas Longstreth^ b. 12 mo. 20, 1807, m. at 
Abington, Pa., 10 mo. 13, 1831, Demas Comly Worrell, 
of B)°berry, b. in Franlcford, 11 mo. 9, 1803, d. in Philadelphia, 
5 mo. 29, 1870, son of Demas and Alice Worrell. He was a 
*' recommended minister " among Friends. His widow res. 
1873, at Byberry. They had five children : 
6-192. Joseph Longstreth, b. at Byberry, Pa., 6 mo. 24, 1833, res. Mt. 

Holly, N. ].; n. 
6-193. Sarah Longstreth, b. at Johnsville, Pa., 10 mo. 15, 1835, res. 

Mt. Hollv, N. J. DUBELL. 

6-194. Demas Comly, b. at Upper Dublin, Pa., I mo. 31, 1839, res. 

Philadelphia ; torn. 
6-195. Martha L., b. in Warminster township, Bucks Co., 5 mo. 27, 

1842, d. at Mt. Holly, N. J., 12 mo. 17, 1872. Carson. 
6-196. Daniel Longstreth, b. at' Hatboro, Pa., 4 mo. 29, l845,d. 6 mo. 

24, 1869 ; unm. 

5-51. Jane Coates, b. 12 mo. 27, 1793, d. 1 864 or '5 (dau. 
of John H., 4-29), m. 1827, B. Franklin Heacock. They 
lived in Delaware Co., Ind., and had four children : 

6-197. Thomas E., res. Harrison Co., Iowa ; m. 
6-198. Hannah, res. Harrison Co., Iowa. Beck. 
6—199. Amelia. Jacobs. 
6-200. Ellen. 

5-54. Aquila Coates, b. 10 mo. 30, 1799, m. Rachel 

Pidgeon. They had seven children : 

6—201. Isaac. 

6-202. John, b. 1826, d. 1852. 

6-203. Benjamin. 

6—204. ^^ illiam. 

6—205. Cyrus. 

6-206. Sarah. 

6-207. Mary. 

5-55. John Longstreth, b. 11 mo. 7, 1810, m. May 7, 
1835, Catharine Kline. They res. at Trappe, Montgomery 
Co., Pa. Eight children : 

6-208. James, b. Aug. i, 1836, d. March 28, 1837 
6-209. Henry, b. Jan. 6, 1838, d. Aug. 25, 1871 ; m. 



T^he 'Dawson Family. 457 

6-210. [LoNGSTRETH.] Rebecca L., b. Feb. 14, 1840. Rhoades. 

6-211. Anna, b. Oct. 6, 1841, d. Jan. 10, 1863. 

6-212. Morris, b. Nov. 8, 1843. 

6-213. Samuel, b. Dec. 29, 1845. 

6-214. Isaac, b. April 20, 1848, res. Philadelphia. 

6-215. Horace, b. Jan. 21, 1853, d. Nov. 25, 1854. 

5-60. Mary Longstreth^ b. in Chester Co., Pa., 1810 (dau. 
of Moses, 4-33), m. Samuel D. Rhoades, who was b. 1808, 
and d. 1859. They had eleven children : 
6-216. Moses, b. 1833, d. 1858. 
6-217. Charles Preston, b. 1834, d. 1836. 
6—218. William Franklin, b. 1836 ; m. 
6-219. Samuel Preston, b. 1839 ; m. 
6-220. John, b. 1841, d. 1841. 
6-221. Joseph, b. 1842. 
6-222. Isaac, b. 1844, d. 1873. 
6-223. Robert Jones, b. 1846. 
6-224. Rebecca, b. 1849. Walker. 
6-225. George Morris, b. iS5i,d. 1853. 
^226. Hannah Mary, b. 1853. 

5-61. Hannah ATmshall John^ b. 1808 (daughter of Samuel 
P., 4-34), m. Robert Jones, b. 1796, d. 1868. She res. at 
Phenixville, Pa. They had five children : 

6-227. Samuel Preston, b. 1832, res. 1873, W. Philadelphia, Pa. ; m. 
6-228. Sarah Longstreth, b. 1834. 
6-229. Thomas, b. 1836, d. 1841. 
6-230. Henrietta Deville, b. 1838. Brown. 
6-231. Mary Jane, b. 1S42. 

5-62. David Mather, b. at Neave Hall, near German- 
town, Pa., I mo. II, 1810, m. ist, in Ohio, 2 mo. i, 1838, 
Luranna Stedham^ d. at Little Miami, O., 10 mo. 21, 1 852 
(buried at Turtle Creek meeting ground). They had seven 
children : 
6-232. Susannah, b. at Little Miami, 11 mo. 9, 1838, drowned in Little 

Miami river, 9 mo. 14, 1842. 
6-233. Charles, b. at Little Miami Mills, O., 10 mo. 11, 1840, d. 10 

mo. 21, 1845. 
6-234. Susannah, b. at Little Miami, 9 mo. 29, 1842. 
6-235. Elizabeth, b. at Little Miami, 11 mo. 20, 1844, res. Lebanon, 

O. Kelsey. 
6-236. Henrv, b. at Litde Miami, i mo. 4, 1847. 
6-237. Samuel, b. i mo. 22, 1850. 
6-238. David Lindley, b. Miami river, 6 mo. 20, 1852. 

David Mather m. 2d, Laura ; res. Little Miami, O. 

58 



45 S T^he Dawson Family. 

5-G3. Martha Longstreth Mather^ b. at Greenway farm, 
Kingsessing, Pa., i mo. 3, 181 2, d. near \Vaynesville, O., 
3 mo. 28, 1849, ^' 5 "^"« I) ^834, Samuel Jones. They 
had seven children : 

6-239. Susan L., b. at Waynesville, 2 mo. 12, 1835, d. 2 mo. 24, 

1848. 
6-240. Elizabeth, b. at Waynesville. 2 mo. 24, 1837. 
6-241. David, b. at Waynesville, 4 mo. 9, 1839, d. 4 mo. 6, 1840. 
6-242. Mary Price, b. at Little Miami, 12 mo. 21, 1840. 
6-243. Richard Mather, b. at Little Miami, 4 mo. 29, 1843, <^* ^ ^°- 

29, 1844. 
6—244. Anna, b. 9 mo. 7, 1845. 
6-245. Sarah M., b. 2 mo. 24, 1848. 

5-64. yinn Alaihcr^ b. at Greenway farm, Kingsessing, Pa., 
2 mo. 8, 1 8 14, m. at Turtle Creek meeting, Little Miami, O., 
9 mo. 26, 1844, David Saunders Horney, son of Solomon 
Horney , of Richmond, Ind. Three chn., all b. at Richmond : 

6—246. Elizabeth, b. 7 mo. 13, 1846. 
6—247. Martha, b. 6 mo. 6, 1849. 
6-248. Susannah, b. 9 mo. 19, 185 i. 

5-65. Charles L. Mather, b. at Little Miami Mills, 
Warren Co., O., i mo. 30, 1816, m. 5 mo. i, 1845, ^'oomi 
P. Mcllva'in^ dau. of Hugh and Hannah Mcllvain. They res. 
at Mt. Holly, N. J. Five children : 

6-249. Elizabeth L., b. at Kingsessing, Pa., 2 mo. 14, 1846, d. 9 mo. 

29, 1863. 
6-250. Lydia Mcllvain, b. at Kingsessing, 5 mo. 18, 1848. 
6-251. Charles Sidney, b. at Kingsessing, 4 mo. 19, T850, 
6-252. Susannah L, b. at Kingsessing, 7 mo. 5, 1853. 
6-253. Naomi. 

5-66. Phineas Ross Mather, b. at Little Miami Mills, 
O., 2 mo. II, 1818, m. 8 mo. 29, 1844, Ruth Ann Pool^ of 
Richmond, Ind. They res. at Richmond, Four children : 
6-254. John, b. at Little Miami Mills, O., 3 mo. 5, 1846. 
6-255. Elizabeth C, b. at Little Miami .Mills, 1 1 mo. 27, 1847, m. Dr. 

WiLLUM HaUGHTON. 

6—256. Susannah, b. at Richmond, Ind, 7 mo. 9, 1849. 
6-257. Mary Anna. 

5-67. Susannah L. Mather^ b. at Little Miami Mills, O., 5 
mo. 29, 1820, m. at Turtle Creek meeting, O., 9 mo. 26, 1844, 



l^he Dawsofi Family.' 459 

Jonathan Horney, who d. at Richmond, Ind., 4 mo. 25, 1 849, 

bro. of David S. Horney (5-64). They had two children : 

6-258. Richard Mather, b. near Richmond, Ind., 6 mo. 26, 1845, d. 

12 mo. 23, 1845. 
6-259. Charles L., b. Richmond, 1 mo. 6, 1S47. 

5-69. Susan Bacon Mather^ b. at Little Miami Mills, O., 3 
mo. 5, 1825, m. at Turtle Creek meeting, O., 11 mo. 4, 1852, 
Joel Horney, of Richmond, Ind. Two children : 

6-260. Albert, b. 10 mo. 28, 1853. 
6-261. Helen, b. 12 mo. 24, 1854. 

5-70. Joseph Mather, b. at Little Miami Mills, O., 11 
mo. 29, 1827, m. at Springfield meeting, O., i mo., 1852, 
Louisa Hadle)\ who d. ii mo. 7, 1859. They had one child : 
6-262. Albert Hadley, b. Little Miami, li mo. 30, 1852. 
» 

5-74. Elizabeth Longsireth^ b. in Burlington, N. J., 6 mo. 

28, 18 1 7, m. at Twelfth street meeting, Philadelphia, 9 mo. 

25, 1839, Israel Morris, son of Israel and Sarah Morris. 

Four children, all born in Philadelphia : 

6-263. Theodore Hollingsworth, b. 10 mo. 10, 1840 j m. 
6-264. Frederick. Wister, b, 3 mo- 8, 1842 ; m. 
6—265. Anna M. , b. 11 mo. 20, 1844 ; unm. 
6-266. William H-, b. 3 mo. 25, 1S46 ; m. 

5-75. William Collins Longstreth, formerly farmer, 
now, 1873, ^'^^^ president of the Providence Life Ins. and 
Trust Co., of Phila., b. in Philadelphia, 3 mo. 12, 1821, m. at 
Mt. Holly, N. J., II mo. 16, 1848, Jbby Ann Taylor^ dau. of 
Benjamin and Sarah Taylor. They res. 1873, ^^ Darby, Pa. 
Nine children : 

6-267. Benjamin Taylor, b. at Locust Grove, Delaware Co., Pa., 8 mo. 

18, 1849 ; unm. 
6-268. Thomas Kimbcr, b. at Locust Grove, 8 mo. 30, 185 I ; unm. 
6-269. ^^'^illiam Morris, b. at Locust Grove, 7 mo. 7, 1853 ; unm. 
6-270. Henry, b. at Locust Grove, 6 mo. 27, 1855. 
6-271. Charles Albert, b. 5 mo. 20, 1857. 
6—272. Mary, b. 6 mo. 20, 1859. 
6-273. Sarah M., b. 2 mo. 4, 1S65. 
6—274. Anna, b. 2 mo. 9, iS63, d. 9 mo. 10, 1868. 
6-275. Edward Rhoades, b. i mo. 3 1, 1871. 



460 The Dawson Fa?nily. 

5-76. John Ogden Longstreth, b, in Phila., 8 mo. 31, 
1812, d. at Clifton, Delaware Co., Pa., 2 mo. 29, 1871, m. at 
Kingsessing, Pa., 8 mo. 16, 1845, EU-zaheth H. Gessner^ b. 3 
mo. 2, 1823, d. 4 mo. 21, 1862, dau. of George and Rebecca 
Gessner. Two children : 

6-276. Charles Gessner, b. 7 mo. 17, 1846, d. i mo. 16, i860. 
6-277. Anna R., b. at Upper Darby, Pa., 9 mo. 30, 1854 ; unm. 

5-T8. Sarah Jnna Longstreth^h. in Philadelphia, lO mo. lO, 
1823, m. by the mayor in Philadelphia, 3 mo. 23, 1853, '^• 
Harrison Levis, b. 9 mo. iS, 1822, son of Garrett and 
Catharine Levis. They res. near Clifton, Delaware Co., Pa. 
Three children: 

6-278. Frank, b. 2 mo. 20, 1854, d. 5 mo. 21, 1865. 
6-279. Garrett H., b. 12 mo. 1 1, 1855. 
6-280. Hannah B., b. 9 mo. 23, 185Q. 

5-79. John Hunt Longstreth, b. in Philadelphia, i mo. 
2, 1820, m. 9 mo. 9, 1844, Emily Burling^ dau. of Benjamin 
and Catharine Burling. They res. in Philadelphia, and have 
four children, all born in that city : 
6-281. Kate, m. Henry Sayer. 
6-282. Benjamin Barling. 
6—283. Anna Richardson. 
6-284. Rachel B. 

5-80. Rachel Hunt Longstreth^ b. in Philadelphia, 1 1 mo. 
24, 1822, m. 8 mo. 9, 1841, George Boldin. They res. 
in Philadelphia, and have four children, all b. in that city : 
6-285. Anna Longstreth, res. Philadelphia. Everly. 
6—286. Charles Longstreth ; unm. 
6-287. Emily Longstreth ; unm. 
6—288. George Longstreth; unm. 

5-81. Charles Longstreth, b. in Philadelphia, 10 mo. 
19, 1825, m. in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 6, 1853, Virginia Dun- 
ham.^ dau. of Thornton C. Dunham, of Baltimore. They res. 
1873, ^" Brooklyn, N. Y., and have had five children, all b. in 
Philadelphia : 

6—289. Thornton Dunham, b. Dec. 17, 1854. 
6-290. Helen, b. May 24, 1856, d. Aug., 1856. 
6-291. Louise, twin sister af Helen, d. Aug., 1856. 
6-292. Charles Howard, b. March 27, 1858. 
6-293. Lilian Verda, b. Dec. 11, 1862. 



The Dawson Fa?nily. 461 

5-83. Joshua Longstreth, farmer, b. 4 mo. 4, 1818, m. 

Hannah Rudolph^ dau. of Thomas Rudolph. They res. on the 

old Morris estate, at Fox Chase, near Philadelphia. Nine 

children : 

6-294. Hannah, b. lo mo. 26, 1849, d. 9 mo. 23, 1853. 

6-295. Joshua, b. 7 mo. 19, 1851. 

6-296. Ahram, b. 5 mo. 30, 1853. 

6-297. Josiah, b. 5 mo. i, 1856. 

6-298. Sarah, b. 6 mo. 29, 1858, d. 11 mo. 20, 1867. 

6-299. Susannah, b. 7 mo. 29, 1S60. 

6-300. William Penn, b. 10 mo. 23, 1864. 

6-301. Mary, b. 3 mo. 10, 1868. 

6-302. Elizabeth, b. 7 mo. 5, 1872. 

5-S4. Joseph Longstreth, farmer, b. 2 mo. 24, 1820, d. 
at Fox Chase, near Philadelphia, 8 mo. 20, 1873, m. Sarah 
Rudolph^ sister of Hannah, wife of Joshua Longstreth (5-83). 
Six children : 

6-303. William Rudolph, b. 2 mo. 22, 1854. 
6-304. Joseph, b. 12 mo. 30, 1855. 
6-305. Thomas Rudolph, b. 8 mo. 29, 1858. 
6-306. Morris, b. 3 mo. 8, 1863. 
6-307. Elhvood, b. 5 mo. 5, 1865. 
6-308. Sallie Elizabeth, b. 6 mo. 2, 1872. 

5-85. Lyd'ia Longstreth^ b. 1801 (dau. of Joshua, 4-52), m. 

9 mo. 30, 1819, Richard Price, a prominent merchant of 

Philadelphia, b. 7 mo. 21, 1754, d. , son of Joseph and 

Ann Price. They lived in Phila., where she d. 7 mo. 5, 1843, 

leaving six children : 

6-309. Joshua Longstreth, b. 8 mo. 24, 1820, d. 3 mo. 10, 1867; m. 

6-310. Eliz. Williams, b. 8 mo. 8, 1822, d. Parrjsh. 

6-3 II. Anna C, b. 8 mo. 2, 1824. Richardson. 

6-312. Sarah Longstreth, b. 9 mo. 4, 1829. Parrish. 

6-313. Margaret Simmons, b. 8 mo. 15, 1832. Price. 

6—314. Rebecca Thompson, b. 9 mo. 16, 1854. Hunt. 

5-ST. Susan Morris Longstreth (dau. of Joshua, 4-52), m. 9 
mo. 3, 1824, Francis Thompson, son of Richard and Hannah 
Thompson, of Rawdon, Yorkshire, England. They had four 
children : 

6-315. Joshua Longstreth, b. I mo. 17, 1826, m. Hetty Ann Nezi-Iin, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Rachel Newlin, res. New York city ; 
no issue. 



462 The Dawson Family. 

6-316. [Thompson] Sarah L., b. 12 mo. 16, 182S. 
6-317. Hannah, b. 10 mo 7, 183 1. 

6-318. Francis, b 10 mo. 4, 1837, in England, where the parents reside 
in 1873. 

5-92. Morris Lo-VGSTReth Hallowell, formerly mer- 
chant, now, 1873, banker, b. 8 mo. 14, 1809, m. I mo. 5, 
1831, Hannah Smith Penrose^ b. 2 mo. 2, 1812, dau. of Wil- 
liam and Jnnah Norwood Penrose. They res. Phila. Eight 
children : 

6-319. Anna, b. ii mo. I, 1831 ; unm. 

6-320. William Penrose, b. 5 mo. 18, 1833, res. Cheltenham, Pa. ; m. 
6-321. Richard Price, b. 12 mo. 16, 1835, res. Boston, Mass. ; m. 
6-322. Edward Needles, b. 11 mo. 3, 1836, d. July 26, 1871 ; m. 
6-323. Norwood Penrose, b. 4 mo. 13, 1839, res. Boston ; m. 
6-324. Emily, b. i mo. 18, 1842 ; unm. 
6-325. Susan Morris, b. 6 mo. 17, 1845 ; unm. 
6-326. Morris Longstreth, b. I mo. 13, 1 847, d. 2 mo. 1 3, 1847. 

5-94. Susan Morris Hallowell, b. 3 mo. 18, 18 13, d. 9 mo. 
25, 1846, m. 2 mo. 2, 1 83 1, William Waltox, merchant, 
b. 3 mo. 27, 180S, d. 3 mo. 23, 1844, son of James and 
Achsah Walton. They had six children : 
6-327. Charles M., b. li mo. 15, 1831, d. 1871 ; unm. 
6-328. Lydia, b. 3 mo. 7, 1833, d. 
6-329. Francis, b. 7 mo. 14, 1835, d. 
6-330. Jimes M., b. 7 mo. 12, 1838, m. Mary F. Col/ins, dau. of Isaac 

and Rebecca Collins, res. New York city. 
6-331. Annie H., b. 1 mo. 24, 1841, d. 
6-332. Elizabeth, b. 4 mo. 24, 1843, d. 

5-97, Joshua Longstreth Hallowell, merchant, b, 3 

mo. 31, 1819, d. 7 mo. 25, 1873, m. ist, 10 mo. 28, 1841, 

Teresa J. Kimber, b. 9 mo. 19, 18 19, d. 2 mo. 7, 1 85 1, dau. of 

Kmmor and Lydia Kimber. They had three children : 

6-333. Charles, b. 8 mo. 13, 1842; m. 

6-334. Edward D., b. 5 mo. 8, 1845, d. 3 mo. 6, 1865. 

6-335. Walter, b. 9 mo. 30, 1850, d 4 mo. 21, 1851. 

He m. 2d, 2 mo. 21, 1855, Sarah C. Fraley, b. 7 mo. 8, 
1833, dau. of Frederick and Jane Fraley. She res. in Philadel- 
phia, They had four children : 
6-336. Catharine, b. 4 mo. 12, 1855. 
6-337. Jennie Fraley, b. 2 mo. 9, 1857. 
6-338. Frederick Fraley, b. 3 mo. 8, 1859. 
6-339. Cresson, b. 4 mo. 19, 1861, d. 7 mo. 23, 1868. 



The Dawson Family. 463 

5-101. Sarah Redzuood Lotigstreth^ b. lO mo. lO, l8l2, m. 
6 mo. 24, 1835, Dr. Isaac Parrish, a prominent physician of 
Philadelphia, b. 3 mo. 19, 1811, d. in Phila., 7 mo. 31, 1852.' 
They had eight chn : 

6-340. Hetty L., b. 6 mo. 20, 1836, res. Phila. ; unm. 
^~34'' Joshua Longstreth, b. 9 mo. 20, 1838, d. 7 mo. 31, 1852. 
6—342. James Cresson, b. 8 mo. 10, 1840, res. Phila. ; unm. 
6-343. Helen, b. 10 mo. 9, 1S42, m. Dr. Lee, res. New York city, 
6-344. Sarah R., b. 10 mo. 28, 1844, res. Phila. ; unn. 

6-345. Jsaac, b. ii mo. 6, 1846, d. . 

6-346. Samuel L,, b. 2 mo. 28, 1849, res. Phila. ; urim. 
6-347. Miers Fisher, b. 11 mo. 26, 1852, res. Phila. ; unm. 

5-103. AIiERs Fisher Longstreth, formerly hardware 
merchant, in Phila., now physician, b. 3 mo. 15, 1819, m. i 
mo. 25, 1843, ^^-^^'7 F. Clapp.^di2L\x. of Enoch and Mary Clapp. 
They res. in Darby, Pa. Seven children : 

6-348. Helen, b. 1844, d. 5 mo. 16, 1845. 

6-349. Rebecca C, b. 7 mo. 10, 1845. 

6-350. IVlary C. , b. 6 mo. 19, 1848. 

6—351. Sarah R., b. 7 mo. 23, 1850, d. i mo. 3, 1854. 

6-352. Samuel F., b. 2 mo. 12, 1852, d. 7 mo. 11, 1863. 

6-353. Ehzabeth T., b. 5 mo. 29, 1855. 

6-354. '"^nna, b. 5 mo. 10, 1857, d. 7 mo. 12, 1858. 

5-105. Lydla IF. Longstreth^ b. 3 mo. 29, 1 823, m. John 
WiLMER, res. Phila. Two children : 
^35;. Craig. 
6-356. John. 

5-110. Thomas Bedford Longstreth, b., 12 mo. 10, 
1 797, d. 9 mo. 6, 1 867, was by trade a bricklayer, and carried on 
business as a contracting builder, from which, however, he had 
retired many years before his death. He was esteemed a con- 
sistent member of the Society of Friends, and accomplished much 
good in an unostentatious way, being of a kind and charitable 
disposition, and especially helpful to young; beginners in business, 
as an adviser, etc. He m. 12 mo. 29, 1825, Lydia Noble^\i. 

'Son of Dr. Joseph Parrish and w. Susannah Cox, dau. of John Cox, of Burling- 
ton, N. J., an esteemed minister among Friends. Dr. J. P., b. in Phila , 9 mo. 2, 
1779, ^- 3 '''°- ^^1 1^4^) ^^'^s a distinguished physician and surgeon, noted also as a 
scholar and philanthropist. — See Lifpincotc^s Biog. Diet. ; Janney's History of Fricr.Ji, 
IV, 126-129. 

^ Dau. of Samuel and Elitzjbeth Tcmkins Noble, m. I "92 ; gr. dau. of Samuel and 
Lydia Cozf^er Noble, m. 1746; gt. gr. dau. of Joseph and Mary N'oble of Philadel- 
phia, m. abt. 1720. Lydia Cooper was dau. of Isaac and Hannah Coate Cooper: gr. 



464 T^he Dawson Family. 

10 mo. 20, 1803, res. 1873, Germantown. Nine children, all 

b. in Philadelphia : 

6-357. [LoNCSTRETH.] Elizabeth Tomkins, b. 11 mo. 21, 1826, res. 
Philadelphia. Taylor. 

6-358. Sarah Noble, b. i mo. 11, 1829, m. Charles Cooke Longstreth 
(son of Morris, 5-1 12). 

6-359. Margaret Middleton, b. 8 mo. 6, 183 1, d. i mo. 31, 1835. 

6—360. Lydia Noble, b. i mo. 11, 1S34. Rowlett. 

6-361. Rachel Orum, b. 12 mo. 13, 1835 ; m. John Lancaster Long- 
streth (6-176 of this record). 

6-362. Margaret Middleton, b. 2 mo. 11, 1838. Shoenberger. 

6-363. Mary Bringhurst, b. 7 mo. 15, 1840, m .4 mo., 1873, Benjamin 
Starr, res. in Richmond, Ind, 

6—364. Samuel Noble, b. 2 mo. 25, 1843, res. Philadelphia; unm. 

6-365. Morris (M. D., Pa. Hospital, grad. Harvard College, and Med. 
Dept. Univ. of Pa.), b. 2 mo. 24, 1S46, m. Mary Hastings, 
of Cambridge, Mass. 

5-112. Morris LoN'GSTRETH, b. 12 mo. 3, 1800, merchant 
and farmer, was a prominent and influential man, a democrat 
in politics, and at his death a member of the Catholic church. 
As a farmer, he was celebrated for the fine stock upon his farm. 
In 1836 he was a candidate for Congress in Philadelphia, but 
was defeated, and in March, 1841, he was appointed by Governor 
Porter, an associate judge of the courts of the county of 
Montgomery, which ofhce he resigned Jan. i, 1848, having 
been, in the October preceding, elected to the office of canal 
commissioner. On the resignation of Gov. Shunk, In 1848, 
Mr. Longstreth was nominated by the democrats as candidate for 
governor of Pa., and was defeated by a It^ votes only. He d. in 
Whitemarsh township, Montgomery Co., Pa., April 26, 1855. 
His death was much lamented, and marked respect was paid to 
him throughout the state.' He m. 3 mo. 22, 1827, Mary 
Elizabeth Cooke^ dau. of John and Elizabeth Cooke. Four chn : 
6-366. George C, b. 8 mo. 6, 1833, d. 
^l^l- J*^^" Cooke, b. 9 mo. 26, 1836, res. Philadelphia ; m. 
6-368. Charles Cooke, d. 1869 ; m. 
6-369. Lydia C, m. Jesse R. Tomlinson. 

5-113. William Wilson Longstreth, formerly hard- 
ware merchant, and afterwards president of Beaver Meadow 
R. R. and of the Lehigh Valley R, R., of which he is now 

dau. of Joseph and Lydia Rr^g;s Cooper; gt. gr. dau. of William Cooper, who settled 
at Pine Point, now Camden, N. J., abt. 1679. 

' See Henry Simpson's Li-vcs of Eminent Philadelfhiansy noiu Deceased, 1859, p. 668. 



The Dawson Family. 465 

(1873) a director, was b. 1 1 mo. 14,1802, m. ist, 10 mo., 
1827, Mary Bringhurst^ b. i8o6, d. in Philadelphia, 9 mo. 26, 
i835,dau, of James Bringhurst. Four chn., all b. in Philadelphia : 

6-370. [LoNGSTRETH.] Joscph, b. i8?.8, d. 12 mo. 24, 1850, m. 1 1 
mo. 29, 1849, Sarah Jtlee, dau. of Edwin and Margaret 
Atlee. No issue. 

6-371. James, b. 1S30, d. infant. 

6-372. William, b. 4 mo. 1832 ; m. 

6-373. Margaret, b. 1 mo. 12, 1835. Smith. 

William Wilson Longstreth m. 2d, 2 mo., 1841, Margaret 
Atlee, widow of Dr. Edwin P. Atlee (maiden name Bullock), 
b. 1800, d. 4 mo. 3, 1 86 1. He was a clerk of Abington 
meetino-, and she a recommended minister, and a most estimable 
woman. They had one child : 
6-374. Hannah, res. Germantown. Pa. Carpenter. 

Mr. Longstreth m. 3d, 12 mo. 22, 1863, Ann W. Mather, 
daughter of John and Catharine Moore. 

5-110. George Longstreth, b. near Prall's Mills, Hun- 
terdon Co., N. J., July 20, 1802, m. ist, near Lebanon, O., 
June 16, 1 83 1, Elizabeth Sellers. She d. Aug. 20, 1852. They 
had eleven children : 

6-375. Henrietta, b. May 14, 1832, d. Aug. 28, 1833. 
6-376. Amanda Jane, b. Sept. 20, 1833, res. Columbus, O. ; u?m. 
6-377. Isabella, b. Jan. z, 1835, d Sept. 24, 1863, m. James O'Neal. 
6-378. John S., b. Sept. 12, 1836, d. Nov. 7, 1840. 
6-379. Morris O., b. July 28, 1838, d Sept. 21, 1852. 
6-380. Cornelia, b. June 19, 1840, m. June 11, 1872, John W. Little. 
6-381. Mary, b. Feb. 28, 1842, m. Nov. 15, 1862. Philo Finch. 
6-382. Thaddeus, b. Dec. 15, 1843, m. in Lebanon, O., May 24, 1870, 

Julia M. Bozvn ; one child. 
6-383. Addison, b. Feb. 13, 1846, m. in Franklin, O., Sept. 15, 1872, 

Rachel Barkalow. 
6-384. Margaret A., b. Oct. 18, 1848, d. Nov. 13, 1849. 
6-385. Clemence, b. July 5, 1851. 

George Longstreth m. 28, Nov. 7, 1854, Elizabeth Little. 
They lived many years at Lebanon, but removed to Columbus, 
Ohio, in Oct., 1872, where they now reside (1873). 

5-137. John Sidney Keen m. 6 mo. 10, 1841, Hannah 
Mcllvain, b. 12 mo. 22, 181 7, dau. of Hugh and Hannah 
Mcllvain. Five children : 
59 



466 The 'Daw soil Fajfiiiy. : 

6-386. [Keen.] Mary H., b. 8 mo. 8, 1842. Sellers. '^ '. C,' 

6-387. Joseph S., b. I mo. 24, 1845; m. '"..." 

6-388. Emily, b. 6 mo. 16, 1849, d. 12 mo. 4, 1849. ' • 

6-389. Lucinda A., b. 2 mo. 28, 1851. Woolman. 
6-390. Caroline Sellers, b. 4 mo. 20, 1859. 

5-142. Jacob Lokgstreth Paxson, b. 6 mo. 17, 1812, 
m. at Green street meeting, Philadelphia, 12 mo. 31, 1835, 
Emma Shoemaker. They res. in Philadelphia. Four children : 

6-391. Lydia, b. 5 mo. 21, 1837, m. at Norristown, Pa., 4 mo. 7, 

1858, George F. North, son of Abel North. 
6-392. Isaiah, b. 9 mo. 25, 1838 ; m. 
6-393. Charles, b. 9 mo. 25, 1840. 
6-394. Mary S., b. i mo. 17, 1843. Hoffman. 

5-143. Sarah Paxson^ b. 9 mo. 13, 1815, m. in Philadel- 
phia, by Friends' ceremony, 6 mo. 28, 1837, Isaac T. Bedford. 
Res. Philadelphia. Four children : 

6-395. William P., b. 7 mo. 22, 1838, d. 9 mo. 25, 1866 ; m. 
6-396. Henry L., b. 6 mo. 9, 1846, d. 12 mo. 15, 1846. 
6-397. Thomas L., b. 11 mo. 10, 1850, d. 4 mo, 21, 1870. 
6-398. Morris L., b. 7 mo. 10, 1855, d. 10 mo. 18, 1855. 

5-144. William Lontgstreth Paxson, b. 8 mo. 5, 181 7, 

m. in Norristown, Pa., 1 1 mo. 25, 1S41, Sarah J. Kirk. They 

res. in Bucks Co., Pa. Four children : 

6-399. ElKvood T., b. 3 mo. 3, 1843 ; m. 
6—400. Susannah K., b. 3 mo. 26, 1845. 
6-401. Elizabeth L., b. 3 mo. 30, 1848. 
6-402. William L., b. i mo. 30, 1852. 

5-146. Mary Paxson^ b. 8 mo. 18, 1 82 1, m. in Cherry St. 
meeting, Philadelphia, 2 mo. 2, 1842, David Furman. They 
res. in Philadelphia. Six children : 

6-403. Elizabeth P., b. 12 mo. 10, 1842. Smith. 
6-404. Isaiah P., b. 4 mo. 12, 1844, d.- same day. 
6-405. Margaret L., b. 11 mo. 22, 1846. Trump. 
6—406. Sidney Keen, b. 6 mo. 24, 1850. 
6-407. Mary P., b. 7 mo. 21, 1855. 
6-408. David K., b. 12 mo. 17, 1 8 59. 

5-152. Margaret Orum (d:iu. of Davis, 4-67), m. Joseph 
HooPES, res. Philadelphia. One dau. 
6-409. Clara, res. Philadelphia. Atlee. 



The Daivson Family. 467 

5-165. James W. Longstreth, b. in Ohio, 8 mo. 23, 
1819, m. Jane Mc Cray. Res. Ohio. Three children: 
6-410. Sarah. 
6-41 1. Samantha. 
6-412. Eva. 

5-167. Ben7amin Longstreth, b. in Ohio, 9 mo. 11, 
1822, m. 1st, Elizabeth Lee. Res. Ohio. One child: 
6-413. William. 

B. L. m. 2d, Elizabeth . Several children. 

5-16S. Elizabeth Longstreth^ b. in Ohio, 9 mo. 1 1, 1824, 

m. Richard McCray. Res. Ohio. Two children ; 

6-414. George. 
6-41 5. Daniel. 

5-169. Ahnira Longstreth^ b. in Ohio, lO mo. 13, 1826, 
m. Joel Crane. Res. Ohio. Two children : 
6-416. Samantha. 
6-417. Orilla. 

5-172. Ann Longstreth^ b. in Ohio, 12 mo. 4, 1833, m. 
1856, Alexander Harlan. Res. Ohio. Two children : 
6-418. Isabella. 
6—419. Mary Amelia. 

5-173. Mary Longstreth^ b. in Ohio, I mo. 1 1, 1836, m. 
1858, Harvey Lambert. Res. Ohio. Four children: 
6—420. Alice. 
6-42 I. Anna. 
6-422. Irena, d. 
6-423. Sarah. 

5-177. Amelia Longstreth^ b. in Ohio, 9 mo. 21, 1846, m. 
1868, J. Newton Lambert. Res. Ohio. One child : 
6-424. Clifford Longstreth, b. 7 mo. 4, 1869. 

5-194. Sarah Jones (daughter of John, 4-74), m. Reuben 

Webb, d. . She res. 1873, i" Philadelphia. They had five 

children : 

6-425. John, d. 

6-426. Elizabeth, res. Philadelphia. 

6-427. James, d. 

6-428. Sarah Ann, d. 

6-429. Harriet, res. Philadelphia. 



^68 "The Dawson Fa?nily. 

5-201 . Benjamin Smedley, b. in Chester Co., Pa., i mo. 

21, 1803, m. II mo. 15, 1827, Jc^ne Williams, daughter of 

Ellis and Jane Williams. They res. 1873, at Wilhstovvn, 

Chester Co. Two children : 

6-430. Rebecca, b. 8 mc 17, 1829, d. -, m 3 ^\.^'V '^''^' 

Ben-ne-ttCox, son of Thomas and Mary Cox. No issue. 

6-431. Chalkley, b. 12 mo. 20, 1831, res. Chester Co., Pa. ; r^. 

5-202. Ends Smedley, b. in Chester Co., Pa., 5 mo. 18, 
1805, m. 4nio. 10, 1834, Hannah H. Sharpless, daughter of 
Isaac and Ann Sharpless. They res. in Easttown township, 

Chester Co. Three children : o i <; 

6-432. Amy Mary, b. 2 mo. 1 1, 1836, m. 1 1 mo. 4, 1858, James b. 

Jones, son of Isaac Jones ; res. Germantown, i'a. 
6-433. Philena S., b. 4 mo. 13, 1840. 
6-434 Rebecca, b. 4 mo. 19, 1846. 

5-203. Jeffrey Smedley, b. 6 mo. 21, 1807, d. 9 mo. 15, 
1854 m. 10 mo. 28, 1828, Susannah Llewellyn, b. 9 mo. 30, 
1836', d. 7 mo. 23, 1850. They lived in Chester Co., Pa. 

Ten children : 

6-43; Mary Ann, b. 9 mo. 5, 1829, d. 2 mo. 7, 1859, m. 10 mo. 7, 

1851, Henry L. Brandt, of Columbia, Pa. 
6-436. John, b. 2 mo. 19, 1831, d. 4 mo. 2, 1831. 
6-437. Esther R., b. 2 mo. 23, 1832. 

tilt ^^i'-^ZX%. - .0 -. .3. ,8S8. J.. 0».,. 

res. Balumore, Md. 
6-440. Jon.thanH., b. 9 mo. 30, 1837, m. u mo. 13, 1856, C^n//;^«^ 

Goldsborougk ; res Baltimore. 
6-441. Theodore M^, b. 12 mo. 28, 1839. 
6-442. Stephen L., b. 7 mo. i, 1841. 
6-443. Jeffrey, b. 6 mo. 7, 1844. 
6-444. Lorenzo, b. 5 mo. 20, 1846, d. 8 mo. 22, 1846. 

5-204. Nathan Smedley, b. 2 mo. 23, 1810, m. ist, 7 
mo. 3" 1834, Mary F. Matlock, b. 1815, d. 5 mo. 26, 1845, 
dau'. of Joseph and Dorothy JVIatlock. Three children : 
6-445. Alban M., b. 4 mo. 13, 1835, m. 1 mo. 2, 1S65, Anna Lukens. 
6-416. Nathan G., b. 2 mo. 13, 1840. 
6-447. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 3 mo. 30, 1845, d. 6 mo. 9, 1845- 

Hem. 2d, 12 mo. 23, 1846, Sarah Matlock, sister to first 
wife. They res. at Kenderton, near Philadelphia. Two chn. : 
6-448. Mary Dorothea, b. 10 mo. g, 1847. 
6-449. Anna Frances, b. 10 mo. 21, 185-. 



lihe Dawso?! Family. 469 

5-205. Ezra Smedley, b. 4 mo. 21, 1812, m. 11 mo. 3, 

1842, Esther Ann Pratt^ dau. of Joseph and Mary Pratt. They 

res. at West Bradford, Chester Co., Pa. Four children : 

6-450. Mary P., b. 8 mo. 3, 1843. 

6-451. Elma H., b. 10 mo. 5, 1845, d. 8 mo. 19, 1847. 

6—452. Joseph Franklin, b, 10 mo. 8, 1850. 

6-453, EJ^3. Esther Ann, b. i mo. 5, 1859. 

5-206. John Smedley, b. i mo. 11, 1814, d. 3 mo. 20, 
1855, m. 4 mo. 5, 1838, Sarah Lewis, dau. of Elijah and Esther 
Lewis. They lived in Chester Co., Pa., and had eight children : 

6-454. Alfred, b. 3 mo. 29, 1839. 
6-455. Elijah L., b. I mo. 10, 1841. 
6-456. Thomas D., b. 9 mo. 15, 1842. 
6-457. Anna L., b. 9 mo. 3, 1844. 
6-458. Esther M., b. 10 mo. 4, 1846. 
6—459. Mary S., b. 2 mo. 2, 1849. 
6-460. John H., b. 5 mo. 21, 1851. 
6-461. Jane, b. 1 1 mo. 25, 1853. 

5-20S. Amy C. Smedley, b. 3 mo. 21, 1818, m. 12 mo. I, 

1841, Henry L. Pratt, b. 9 mo. 24, 1813, son of Joseph and 

Mary Pratt. They res. at West Bradford, Chester Co., Pa. 

Six children : 

6-462. Rebecca S., b. 11 mo. 18, 1842. 

6-463. Henrietta, b. 6 mo. 6, 1844, d. I mo. 21, 1858. 

6-464. William L., b. 3 mo. 5, 1846, d. 7 mo. 15, 185 1. 

6-465. Davis Henry, b. 12 mo. 30, 1848, d. 7 mo. 20, I 85 1. 

6-466. Mary Elma, b. 5 mo. 11, 1852. 

6-467. Anna E., b. li mo. 31, 1857. 

5-209. Elwood Smedley, b. ii mo. 11, 1820, m. Alary 

Ann Massey, dau. of Joseph and Rosanna Massey. They res. 

at Willistown, Chester Co., Pa. Four children : 

6-468. Thomas D., b. 11 mo. 7, 1847. 
6—469. Lewis Vail, b. 7 mo. 22, 1850. 
6-470. Lydia, b. 7 mo. 5, 1853. 
6-471. Wilbur E., b. 12 mo. 22, 1859. 

5-212. Lydia Hood [dz\x. of Jonathan, 4-91), rn. 12 mo. 9, 
1829, Is.-\AC Preston Thomas, b. 11 mo. 11, 1804, son of 
Reece and Elizabeth Thomas. Res. Chester Co., Pa. One son : 
6-472. Isaac Preston, b 4 mo. 29, 1830. 



470 The Dawson Family. 

5-216. Smedley Lamborn, b. in Chester Co., Pa., i mo. 
6, 1807, m. 1829, Margaret Bolton. They lived in Martic 
township, Lancaster Co., Pa., where he d. 9 mo. 26, 1851. 
They had eleven children : 
6-473. George S., b. 9 mo. 22, 1831, res. 1^73, Martic township, 

Lancaster Co., Pa. ; m. 
6-474. Aquila B., b. 2 mo. 22, 1833, res. 1873, Drumore, Lancaster 

Co. ; m. 
6-475. Emeline, b. 9 mo. 29, 1834, res. 1873, Drumore. Shoem.\ker. 
6-476. EKvood, b. 8 mo. 4, 1836, res. Drumore ; m. 
6-477. William L., b. 1 mo. 6, 1839, res. Steel Works, Dauphin Co., 

Pa. ; m. 
6-478. Mary Elizabeth, b. 6 mo. 22, 1 840, res. Drumore. Hambleton. 
6-479. Sarah Ellen, b. il mo. 8, 1842, res. Drumore; unm. 
6-480. Priscilla, b. 1 mo. 19, 1845, d. 2 mo. 27, 1847. 
6-481. Alice A., b 4 mo. 14, 1847, res. Drumore. Shoemaker, 
6-482. Lucinda, b. 8 mo. 22, 1S50, res. Drumore. Teunis. 
6-483. Lvdia S., b. 10 mo. 31, 1851, m. 1871, Amos G. Smith, res. 

Drumore. 

5-21S. John Lamborn, b. Chester Co., Pa., 10 mo. 9, 
18 10, m. 1st, Harriet Cufrunings^ and had: 
6-484. Mar)- Elizabeth, b. 3 mo. II, 1857. 

He m. 2d, 9 mo. 20, i860, Helen Michel. They res. 1873, 
in Henry Co., Iowa. One child : 
6-485. Emma Jane, b. 5 mo. 18, 1864. 

5-220. Jacob Lamborn, b. in Chester Co., Pa., b. 4 mo. 
II, 1822, m. 12 mo. 2, 1849, ^^^b HUister. They lived in 
Mahaska Co., Iowa, where he d. 5 mo. 8, 1858. Seven child- 
ren : 

6-486. Orange Jay, b. II mo. 29, 1848. 
6-487. Harriet M., b. 3 mo. 6, 1S50. 
6-488. Lemon O., b. 8 mo. 16, 1851. 
6-489. John J., b. 3 mo. 21, 1853. 
6-490. Thomas L., b. 6 mo. 13, 1854. 
6-491. Emma L., b. 1 mo. 19, 1856. 
6-492. Mclinda, b. 8 mo. 9, 1858. 

5-221. Lindley Lamborn, b. in Chester Co., Pa., 12 mo. 
28 1824, m. 1852, Margaretta 'Jane Remrninghuff'. They 
lived in Iowa, but removed, 1873, to California. Seven child- 
ren : 



The 'Dawson Family. 471 

6-493. [Lameorn]. Angeline, b. 4 mo. 6, 1854. 

6-494. Arabella, b. 10 mo. 11, 1857. 

6-495. J"^"^ E., b. 10 mo. 13, 1859. 

6-496. George M., b. 6 mo. g, 1862. 

6-497. Mary E., b. 6 mo. 20, 1864. 

6-498. William L., b. 5 mo. 5, 1S66. 

6-499. Franklin S., b. 10 mo. 8, 1868. 

5-222. Martha Lamborn^h. 12 mo. 28, 1828,01. Orange 
Jay Hollister. They res. at Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., Iowa. 
Three children : - . 

6-500. Ella. 
6-501. Elwood. 
6-502. Alice. 

6-15. EUzaheth R. Fusse/I^ b. 7 mo. 31, 1810 (dau. of 
William, 5-10), m. 1833, Neal Hardy, farmer. They res. 
at Pendleton, Aladison Co., Ind.. and have had eight children : 

7-1. Mary Jane, b. 6 mo. 19, 1834, m. John Lewis Fussell, (6-31 of 
this record). 

7-2. William F., b. 2 mo. 7, 1836, res. at Fall Creek, Ind. ; /«. 

7-3. Solomon F., b. 10 mo. 19, 1839, res. at Markleville, Ind. ; w. 

7-4. Thomas Morris, b. 2 mo. 4, 18 — , farmer, m. Margaret IVihon, 
dau. of William and Margaret Wilson, of Va., res. at Fall Creek, 
Ind ; no issue. 

7-5. Eliza Ann, b. 10 mo. 13, , res, at Fall Creek, Ind. Knicker- 
bocker ; Boston'. 

7-6. Emily, b. 12 mo. 5, , res. at Markleville, Ind. Lewis. 

7-7. Sarah, res. Fall Creek, Ind. Kinnard. 

7—8. Margaret, d. aged 8 years. 

G-16. Dr. Edwin Fussell, b. 6 mo. 14, 1813, m. i mo. 
20, 1838, Rebecca Lewis (6-1 1 of this record), b. 6 mo. 10, 
1820. They res. 1873, ^^ Media, Delaware Co., Pa. Seven 
children : 

7-9. Emma Jane, b. in Pendleton, Ind., June 7, 1839, d. in Philadel- 
phia, July 30, 1862, from illness induced by devotion to sick and 
wounded soldiers in hospitals at Philadelphia. 
7-10. Charles Lewis, b. in Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1840 ; artist, res. 

Phila. 
7-11. Linnaeus, b. at Pendleton, Ind., Sept. 2, 1842 ; surgeon U. S. 

Army. 
7-12. Anna Esther, b. near Kimberton, Chester Co., Pa., May i, 1847. 
7-13. Mary Townsend, b. in Phila., Oct. 23, 1849, m. Henry M. 

Fussell, (son of Henry B., 6—23 K 
7-14. Horace, b. in Phila , 1 mo. 3, 1853, d. 1853. 
7-15. Edwin Neal, b. in Phila., March 17, 1863. 



472 T^he Dawsofi Fa?mly. 

6-18. Joseph Fussell, b. 8 mo. 7, 1820, m. 9 mo. 20, 

1849, Saj-ah Emily Roberts^ dau. of Lewis and Harriet B. 

Roberts. They res. 1873, in Philadelphia. The compiler is 

indebted to Mr. Fussell for extended records of the families of 

his name. Five children : 

7-16. Florence, b. 7 mo. 4, 1850, d. 7 mo. 6, 1850. 

7—17. William Lewis, b. 9 mo. 14, 1 851. 

7-18. Marion, b. 8 mo. 18, 1854, d. 2 mo. 8, 1866. 

7-19. Emily Roberts, b. 4 mo. 25, 1859. 

7-20. Harriet Jane, b. .12 mo. 21, 1865. 

6-19. Milton Fussell, b. 6 mo. 11, 1823, m. Tamar J. 

Haldeman^ dau. of Henry and Tamar Haldeman. They res. 

at Radnor, Del. Co., Pa. Four children : 

7-21. William Henry, b. i mo. 18, 1850. 
7-22. Annie W., b. 7 mo. 16, 1852. 
7-23. Milton Howard, b. 11 mo. 24, 1855. 
7-24. Elizabeth H., b. 6 mo. 22, 1864. 

6-20. Rebecca Fussell Jacobs^ b. 4 mo. 30, 1815, m. Joshua 

P. Brown, d. , son of William and Ann Brown. They 

had six children : 

7-25. Anna Mary, d. 1S63, aged 23. 
7—26. Sarah Emma, b. 8 mo. 19, 1839. Anderson'. 
7-27. Emily Ann, b. 4 mo. 14, 1841.. 

7-28. Valeria S., b. 4 mo. 4, 1843, m. Frank Lister, of Wilmington, 
Del. 

7-29. William Thomas, b. 5 mo. 10, 1845, m. Richardson. 

7-30. Joshua, b. 8 mo. 13, 1849, d. 

Rebecca F. (6-20) m. 2d, Daniel Tyson, of Linn Co., 
Iowa, and d. 4 mo. 9, 1871. 

6-21. Charles Pennell Jacobs, b. 10 mo. 6, 1816, m. 
1 84 1, Esther Ann Fussell^ b. 2 mo. 22, 18 1 8 (6-1 7 of this rec- 
ord). They res. at Pendleton, Madison Co., Ind., and have 
had two children : 

7-31. Elmira, b. 9 mo. 17, 1843, d. 1865. 

7-32."CaS5ius Clay, b. 9 mo. I, 1845, m. 4 mo., 1873, Sarah Berrien, 
dau. of Edward and Hannah Vernon. 

6-23. Henry Bartholomew Fussell, b. in Pa., 3 mo. 
15, 18 15, m. 5 mo. 5, 1842, Alaria Douglass., of Philadelphia. 
They res. 1873, at Media, Delaware Co., Pa. Seven children : 



The Dawsofi Family. 473 

7-33. [FussELL.] Elwood G., d. aged 13. 

7-34. Henry M., b. 9 mo. 14, 1845, res. near Media ; m. 

7-35. Anna Catharine, b. I mo. 20, 1S48, d. 

7-36. Maria Louisa, d. 

7-37. Adaline W., d. 

7-38. Helen. 

7-39. Theodora. 

6-24. Rebecca Bond Fussell^ b. in Md., 7 mo. 14, 1818, m. 
at Fall Creek meeting, Indiana, 11 mo. 22, 1849, Charles J. 
Rogers, of Fall Creek, where they now res. (1873). Four 
children: 

7-40. Charles Henry, b. 1 mo. zi, 1853, d. 4 mo. 15, 1854. 
7-41. Solomon FusseJl, b. 5 mo. 12, 1855, d. same day. 
7-42. Charles Fuasell, tivin bro. of Solomon F., d. 5 mo. 24, 1855. 
7-43. Sarah D., b. 11 mo. 19, 1859. 

6-26. Samuel Fussell, b. in Md., 7 mo. 31, 18 19, m. 

1st, in Philadelphia, Mary Matilda Lee^ who d. in Indiana. 

They had four children : 

7-44. Elizabeth L , m. John- Bunker, res. Kansas, one child. 

7-45. Joseph B., m. Mary Crosley, res. Iowa, three children. 

7-46. Mary Matilda, d. 

7-47. Laura, d. 

He m. 2d, 1 86 1, at Fall Creek meeting, Ind., Annie E. 
Rogers^ daughter of Charles J. Rogers (6-24). They res, at 
Pendleton, Aiadison Co., Ind. Four children : 
7-48. Charles Rogers, b. 10 mo. 15, 1862. 
7-49. Mary Matilda, b. 2 mo. 9, 1865. 
7-50. Sarah Rebecca, b. 7 mo. 21, 1868. 
7-51. Solomon H., b. i mo. 31, 1873. 

6-27. iMary Jane Fussell^ b. in Md., 1 1 mo. 21, 1821, d. 
8 mo. 20, 1854, m. at Indianapolis, Ind., 10 mo. 15, 1848, 
Richard Hodges. One child : 
7-52. Edward W., b. 10 mo. 17, 1849. 

6-30. Elixaheth Moore Fussell^ b. in Md., II mo, 21, 1821, 

m. 12 mo. 2, 1853, Joseph B. Lewi's, of Fall Creek, Ind., son 

of John and Rebecca Lewis. They res. at Huntsvillc, Ind. : 

Four children : 

7-53. Mary Jane, b. 12 mo. 19, 1855, d. same day. 

7-54. John Joseph, b. 2 mo. 10, 1857. 

7-55. Maud Mary, b. 10 mo. I, 1859. ^ 

7-56. Evangeline Elizabeth, b. 4 mo. 27, 1865. 

60 



474 ^^^^ Dawson Family. 

6-31. John Lewis Fussell, b. in Pa., 8 mo. 8, 1830, m. 

Mary Jane Hardy (7-1 of this record). They res. at Pendle- 
ton, Madison Co., Ind. Three children : 
7-57. Ella jane, b. 11 mo. 28, 1856. 
7-58. Ernest, b. 9 mo. 13, 1861, d. 8 mo. 1 1, 1862. 
7-59. Mary Elizabeth, b. 2 mo, 5, 1865. 

6-33. Priscilla Moore Fussell^ b. in Montgomery Co., Pa., 

9 mo. 25, 1818, m. at Fall Creek meeting, Ind., 2 mo. 23, 

1837, Lewis W. Thomas, b. in Chester Co., Pa., son of 
Jonathan and Ann Thomas. Eleven children : 

7-60. John Lewis, b. 11 mo. 20, 1837, res. Fall Creek, Ind.; m. 

7-61. Marcha Moore, b. 2 mo. 3, 1839, res. Fall Creek, Ind. Morris. 

7-62. Anna Lewis, b. li mo. 4., 1842, res. Pendleton, Ind. Rogers. 

7-63. Lucretia Mott, b. 7 roo. 6, 1844. 

7-64. Jonathan, b. 1 mo. 25, 1846. 

7-65. Esther Lewis, b. 7 mo. 4, 1848. 

7-66. Mary Swain, b. 1 mo. 8, 1850, m. Jan. 16, 1873, William 

KiNNARD, farmer, son of John and Elizabeth Kinnard, formerly 

of Chester Co., Pa. 
7-67. Solomon Fussell, b. 9 mo. 28, 1852. 
7-68. Rebecca Lewis, b. 7 mo. 30, 1854, d. 
7-69. Priscilla Moore, b. 11 mo. 6, 1856, d. 
7-70. Alice Grace, b. 8 mo. 23, 1857. 

6-37. Milcah Martha Fussell^ b. in Montgomery Co., Pa., 

10 mo. 16, 1825, m. at Fall Creek, Ind., July 7, 1847, Simeon 
M. Lewis, son of Abner and Susannah Lewis, of Radnor town- 
ship, Delaware Co., Pa. They res. 1873, ^^ Huntsville, Ind.^ 
Three children : 

7-71. Walter Hibbard, b. Dec. 25, 1849, graduated Pennsylvania 
Medical College (University of Pa.), 1873, res. Huntsville, 
Ind. ; ur.m. 

7-72. Horace Fussell, b. Feb. 25, 1852, res. Huntsville, merchant ; unm. 

7-73. Susan M., d. 

6-43. Lydia J. Fussell^ b. near Fall Creek, Ind., 8 mo. 9, 

1838, m. John L. Sharp, and d. in Indiana, Feb. 28, 1872, 
leaving one child : 

7-74. Walter Lewis, b. 4 mo. 25, 1870. 

6-47. Jacob Fussell, b. in Baltimore, xMd., 2 mo, 24, 
1819, m. 1st, at Philadelphia, Pa., 2 mo. 24, 1848, Jnna 

*The compiler is indebted to Mrs. Lewis for much assistance in the compilation 
of these records. 



T^he Dawsofi Fa7?nly. 475 

E. Taylor^ daughter of Mordecai Taylor. They had five 
children : 

7~75- [FussELL.] Edwin M., b. in Baltimore, i mo. 16, 1849, d. 7 

mo. 19, 1851. 
"J-lS. Richard Thomas, b. 4 mo. 6, 1850. 
7-77. Mordecai T., b. 6 mo. 11, 1852, res. N. Y. city ; unm. 
7-78. Francis, b. 5 mo. 12, 1856. 
7-79. Jacob, b. 5 mo. 21, 1858, d. 6 mo. 22, 1862. 

Mr. Fussell m. 2d, Caroline Kraft. They res. in New 
York city. Three children : 

7-80. William, b. in Washington, D. C, 10 mo. 7, 1862. 
7-81. Carrie, b. 5 mo. 14, 1868. 
7-82. Mary K., b. 8 mo. 3, 1870. 

6-48. Ruthanna Fussell^ b. in Baltimore, Md., I mo. 20, 
1820 (daughter of Jacob, 5-14), m. 12 mo. 2, 1847, Joseph 
GoRSUCH, son of Charles Gorsuch. They res. in Baltimore. 
Seven children : 

7-83. John R., b. 9 mo. 30, 1848. 

7-84. iVIary Frances, b. 10 mo. 31, 1849. Bowen. 

7-81;. Clarissa F., b. 10 mo. 25, 185 I. 

7-86. Ruthanna, b. 5 mo. 21, 1853. 

7-87. Ethel Jane, b. 9 mo. 23, 1855. 

7-88. Joseph Franklin, b. 6 mo. 7, 1858, d. 3 mo. 3, 1 859. 

7-89. Alice Eliza, b. 7 mo. 24, i860. 

6-49. Hannah E. Fussell (daughter of Jacob, 5-14), m. 
1845, Thomas C. Hopkins, son of John Hopkins. Res. 
Baltimore. Nine children : 

7-90. John, b. 6 mo. 25, 1846. 

7-91. Thomas, b. 5 mo. 19, 1847, d. i mo. 11, 1854. 

7-92. Clarissa, b. 9 mo. 7, 1849, d. 1 mo. 15, 1854. 

7-93. William, b. 8 mo. 12, 1851, d. 1 mo. 17, 1854. 

7-94. George, b. 11 mo. 29, 1853. 

7-95. Jesse, b. 6 mo. 27, 1856. 

7-96. Edward, b. 2 mo. 27, 1858. 

7-97. Rebecca, b. 5 mo. 7, i860. 

7-98. Howard, b. 5 mo. 3, 1865. 

6-50. Bartholomew Howard Fussell, b. in Baltimore, 
Md., 12 mo. 16, 1823, d. in Baltimore, 12 mo. 23, i860, m. 
in Philadelphia, Pa., 9 mo. 13, 1847, -^^^^'^^^ H. Taylor^ of 
Philadelphia, b. 10 mo. 18, 1818. They had seven children: 

7-99. William Howard, b. 7 mo. 28, 1848; m. 
7-IG0. Mary Philena, b. 5 mo. i, 1850. Dunmngton. 



47^ The Daivson Family. 

7-101. fFussELi..] Clarissa, b. i8;2, d. 1852. 
7—102. Elizabeth, /::w zi'ith CLirissa, d. 1852. 
7-103. Josephine, b. ii mo. 22, 1853. 
7-104. John T., b. 7 mo. 22, 1855. 
7-105. Albert Fisher, b. 1 mo. 14, i860. 

6-51. Joseph B. Fussell, b. i mo. 15, 1826, d. (son 

of Jacob, 5-14), m. 1855, Louisa Gordon^ dau. of Archibald 

Gordon. Six children : 

7-106. Louis Norris, b. 7 mo. 5, 1836, d. 1 mo. 23, 1870. 

7-107. Edgar, b. 12 mo. 6, 1857, d. 9 mo. 10, 1858. 

7-108. Clarissa, b. 2 mo. 3, 1858. * 

7-109. Mary Zalinda, b. 4 mo. 22, 1859. 

7-110. Joseph Edgar, b. 12 mo. 8, 1861. 

7-1 II. Mary Philena, b. 8 mo. 7, 1862. 

6-52. Philena Fussell^ b. in Baltimore, Md., 6 mo. 13, 1828 

(dau. of Jacob, 5-14), m. 1854, Simon Martinett, surveyor. 

Res. Baltimore, Md. Nine children, all b. in Baltimore : 

7-112. JefFerson, b. 5 mo. 15, 1855. 

7-113. Simon Jones, b. 8 mo. 23, 1856. 

7-114. Jacob Fussell, b. 7 mo. 10, 1858. 

7-115. William Howard, b. 8 mo. 8, 1861. 

7-116. Clarissa F., b. I mo. 28, 1863. 

7-117. Charles Joseph, b. 7 mo. 19, 1866, d. 1 mo, 18, 1869. 

7-118. John Gilbert, b. 2 mo. 19, 186S, d. 6 mo. 30, 1869. 

7-1 19. George Oscar, b. 8 mo. 24, 1870, d. 4 mo. 15, 187 1. 

7—120. Philena, b. 1872, d. 1872. 

6-53. Clarissa Fussell^ b. in Baltimore, Md., 2 mo. 22, 1832 
(dau. of Jacob, 5-14), m. 12 mo. 11, 1866, Charles W. 
Davis, son of John Davis. Res. Baltimore. Three children, 
all born in that city : 

7-121. Charles J., b. 12 mo. 23, 1867. 

7-122. Francis Ho-.vard, b. 6 mo. 20, 1870. 

7-123. Mary Clarissa, b. 4 mo. i, 1873. • 

6-55. Joshua Longstreth Fussell, farmer b. at Kennett, 
Pa., 6 mo. 9, 1827, m. 5 mo. 10, 1855, Jane Bushy^ dau. of 
Isaac and Sarah Jnilets Busby, formerly of Va. He was Capt. 
of the 34th Regt. Ind. Vols, during the civil war, and engineer 
of the mming operations at the siege of Vicksburg, under Gene- 
ral Grant. They res. in Fall Creek township, Madison Co., 
Ind. Four children : 



T^he Dawson Fatnily. \JJ 

7-124. [FussELL.] Morris Fremont, b. 6 mo. 4, 1856. 
7-125. Jesse Leroy, b. 7 mo. 24, 1858. 
7-126. Joshua Longstreth, b. I mo. 25, 1862. 
7-127. Edward. 

6-56. Dr. Morris Fussell, b. in Kennett, Pa., 6 mo. 
27, 1829, m. 3 mo. 6, i860, SarahAnn Middleton b. in Philadel- 
phia, 10 mo. 29, 1825, wid. of R. Hamilton Middleton, and 
dau. of John and Mary Phillips Tustin. They res. near Chester 
Springs, Chester Co., Pa. Two children : 

7-128. Susan Morris, b. 4 mo. 5, 1861. 
7-129. Helen Augusta, b. 2 mo. 9, 1S63. 

6-63. illary Longstreth (dau. of Mahlon, 5-17), d. a wid. at 

Bordentown, N. J., 4 mo. 6, 1833, aged 30, m. Dr. 

Hamilton. They had one dau. ; 
7-130. Caroline, b. 1S25. Wallace. 

6-64. John' Longstreth Spencer (son of Samuel, 5-18), 
m. Sarah , d. 9 mo. 12, 1822. Children : 

7-1 3 1. Helen. 

7—132. Amanda. 

7-133. Ann, bur. 1 mo. 22, 1821, aged iS. 

7-134. Mary, d. 7 mo. 6, 1S29. 

6-65. Mahlon SpENCER'(son of Samuel, 5-18), m. 

Little. Children : 

7-135. Samuel. 
7-136. Lewis. 

7-137. Newton. 
7-138. Flora. 

7-139. Mary Ann, m. . 

7-140. Martha. 

6-66. Lewis Spencer (son of Samuel, 5-18), m. . 

Res. Old Bridge, Middlesex Co., N. J. Children : 

7-141. Alexander. 
7—142. Samuel. 
7-143. John, m. . 

6-77. Mahlon Milner (son of John M., 5-21), m. 

Elizabeth Ulllson. Two children : 

7-144. Lizzie. 
7-145. George. 



47 8 The Dawso?i Family, 

6-S3. Julia Hayward^ b. I mo. 24, 1827, m. James M. 

Slack. Res. Bristol, Pa. Three children : 

7-146. Louis Hayward, b. Dec. 31, 1867, d. in Philadelphia, July 18, 

1868. 
7-147. Julia Hayward, b. March 10, 1869. 
7-148. Lewis James, b. May 17, 1872, d. at Bristol, Dec. 10, 1873. 

6-84. Henry E. Hayward, b. 7 mo. 14, 1834, m. July 
7, 1870, Bessie Irvine^ daughter of William C. and Anna P. 
Irvine. They res. in Philadelphia. One son : 
7-149. Henry E., b. April 29, 1872. 

6-87. John Michener, b. i mo. 14, 1820, m. 1840, 
Mary Blackledge^ b. 11 mo. 24, 1S13. Three children: 
7-150. Rachel A. 
7-1 5 1. Charles R. 
7-152. Daniel. 

6-88. Martha Michener^ b. 9 mo. 16, 1805, m. 1826, 
Titus Keese, b. 10 mo. 18, 1805, d. i mo. 29, 1849. Four 
children : 

7-153. Lydia, b. 4 mo. 6, 1828. 
7-154. Mary S., b. 10 mo. 4, 1831. 
7-155. Sarah Ann, b. 12 mo. 9, 1832. 
7—156. Gulielma, b. 9 mo. 21, 1837. 

6-89. Elizabeth Alichener^ b. 10 mo. 30, 1807, d. 8 mo. 

15, 1844, m. 1831, David iMeeker, b. 1807. Six children: 

7-157. Mordecai, b. 10 mo. 30, 1832. 

7-158. Dorothy, b. 1S34, d. 1835. 

7-1 59. Nachan, b. 1S36. 

7-160. Robert, b. 2 mo. 14, 1838. - ■ 

7-161. Benjamin J., b. 11 mo., 1842. 

7-162. Daniel C, b. 5 mo., 184.3. 

6-90. Sarah Michener^ m. 1828, Ebenezer C. DanIELS, 
b. 1800, d. 3 mo., 1846. Children : 

7-163. Anna, b. 12 mo., 1828. 

7-164. John C, b. II mo., 1835. 

7-165. Lindley, b. I mo., 1842, d. 8 mo., 1842. 

6-91. John Michener, b. 4 mo. 18, 1812, m. 1837, 
Susan P. Pearson^ b. 8 mo. 4, 1S17. Seven children: 

7-166. William P., b. 3 mo. 18, 1838. 
7-167. Charles, b. 7 mo. 26, 1839. 



T^he Dawsoji Fa??nly. 479 

7-168. [MicHENER.] Enoch, b. 3 mo. 8, 1841. 
7-169. Esther E., b. 12 mo. 3, 1842. 
7-170. Rebecca Ann, b. 7 mo. 16, 1844. 
7-171. Henry P., b. 9 mo. 3, 1846. 
7-172. Martha, b. 4 mo. 27, 1849. 

G-92. Grace Alichener^ b. II mo. 28, 1 8 13, m. 1 837, 
Daniel Benedict, b. 3 mo. 29, 1807. Six children: 

7-173. Deborah, b. 12 mo. 7, 1837. 

7-174. Phebe A., b. 8 mo. 12, 1839. 

7-175. Dorcas, b. 1 mo. 15, 1841. 

7-176. Lavinia, b. 7 mo. 31, 1843. 

7-177. Mordecai M., b. 6 mo. 26, 1845. 

7-178. William, b. 10 mo. 8, 1847, d. 3 mo. 17, 1850. 

6-94. Ruth Michencr^ b. 10 mo. 10, 1818, m. 184O, Tru- 

MAN Camp, b. 6 mo. 23, 1807. Five children : 

7-179. Joseph, b. 4 mo. 15, 1840. 
7-180. Sarah A., b. 3 mo. 15, 1843. 
7-181. Emily, b. 8 mo. 16, 1845. 
7-182. Celesiia, b. I mo. 23, 1848. 
7-183. Eliza D., b. 10 mo. 2, 1849. 

6-95. Jane Michener^ b. 7 mo. 9, 1820, m. 1842, Joseph 

Mills, b. 12 mo. 28, 18 19. Three children : 

7-184. Francis, b. 1843. 
7-185. Zantha A., b. 1848. 
7-186. Ermina R., b, 1848. 

6-96. Daniel Michener, b. 3 mo, 18, 1822, d. 8 mo. 
26, 1846, m. 1840, Mary Mills, b. 8 mo. 9, 1812. Three chn. : 

7-187. Virgil A., b. 1 841. 
7-188. Samantha, b. 10 mo., 1842. 
7-189. Angelina, b. 1844. 

6-102. John J. Michener, b. 3 mo. 10, 1812, m. 1836, 

Mary Ann Brown, b. II mo. 21, 18 15. Seven children : 

7-190. Alonzo, b. 4 mo. 19, 1837. 

7-191. Mary Ann, b. 2 mo. 24, 1839, d. young. 

7-192. Caroline, b. 10 mo. 6, 1841, d. young. 

9-193. Ezra, b. 9 mo. 17, 1843, d. young. 

7-194. Elma, b. 9 mo. i, 1845. 

7-195. Susanna, b. i mo. 17, 1848, d. young. 

7-196. Daniel B., b. 7 mo. 8, 1849. 



4^0 The Dawson Family. 

6-103. Lydia Michener^ b. I mo. i8, 1814, m. 1845, 
Kersey Grave, b. 11 mo. 21, 1813. Several children, two 
of whom were : 

7-197. Benjamin, b. 3 mo. 1, 1847. 
7-198. Sarah E., b. 7 mo. 19, 1849. 

6-10-1. Henry Michener, b. 2 mo. 12, 1816, m. 1840, 
Lyd'ia IF. IFarner^h. C) mo. 10, 1819. Seven children, of 
whom were : 

7—199. Woodrou'. 

7-200. Elizabeth \V. 

7-201. Benjamin, b. 5 mo. 23, 1846, d. 8 mo. 19, 1846. 

7-202. Elma Ann. 

6-105. David Michener, b. 3 mo. 15, 181 8, m. 1842, 
Lucetta Smithy b. 11 mo. 27, 1823. Eight children : 

7-203. Edwin R., b. 3 mo. 9, 1844. 
•.7-204. Abigail, b. 9 mo. 30, 1846. 
7-205. Amanda, b. 5 mo. 2, 1848. 
7-205*^. Earl S., b. 9 mo. 13, 1849. 
7-206. William. 
7-207. Avis. 
7-208. Benjamin D. 
7-209. Lester. 

6-106. Isaac Michener, b. 7 mo. 10, 1820, m. 1842, 
Martha P. Cause, b. 3 mo. 5, 1821. Children: 

7-210. Casron, b. 11 mo. 30, 1844, d. 7 mo. 15, 1845. 

7-21 1. Mary Ann, b. 6 mo. 12, 1847. 

7-212. Edwin. ■ - 

7-213. Samuel. 

7-214. Richard. 

6-107. Edwin Michener, b. 10 mo. 12, 1822, d. 1850, 

m. 1844, Eliza Smith, b. 11 mo. Ji, 1825. Children: 

7-215. Mary P. 
7-216. Samuel C. 

6-lOS. Martha Michener, b. 3 mo. 14, 1 825, m. 1 844, 
William N. Taylor, who d. 2 mo. 6, 1845. One child : 
7-217. Mary Elma, b. 10 mo. 17, 1845. 

She m. 2d, 1847, Allan Williams. Children : 

7-218. Laura, b. 1848. 
7-219. Lydia. 



The Dawson Family. 48 1 

7-220. [Williams.] D. Hubert- 

7 -22 I. Edwin J. 

7-222. Bell. 

7-223 Benjamin S. 

7-224. William A. 

7-225. S. Anne. 

G-110. y/«« M. Hobson^ b. II mo. 8, 1808, d. ii mo. 4, 
1840, m. iMatthew Watson, b. 3 mo. 8, 1804. Seven chn. : 
7-226. Grace, b. 4 mo. 30, 1826, d. 5 mo. 30, 1833. 
7-227. Ann Jane, b. 12 mo. 26, 1827, d. lo mo, 30, 1830. 
7-228. John, b. 12 mo 30, 1829. 
7-229. Phebe, b. 6 mo. 27, 1832. 
7-230, Ann Jane, b. I mo. 12, 1835. 
7-231. Esther H., b. 10 mo, 30, 1836. 
7-232. Deborah, b. 4 mo. 24, 1839. 

6-111. John Hobson, b, 6 mo. 4, 181 1, m. Christiana 
Graham. Four children : 
7-233. Keziah A., d. 9 mo., 1845. 
7-234. Francis A. 
7—235. James A. 
7-236. Adaline M. 

6-114. Rebecca Hobson^ b. 3 mo, 21, 1820, d, I mo, 29, 
1849, "^^ John Scott, b. 7 mo. 27, 1817. Three children: 
7-237. Francis H., b. 8 mo. 25, 1842. 
7-238. John P., b. 12 mo. 20, 1844. 
7-239. James W., b. 6 mo. 1, 1847. 

6-115. Joseph AIichener m. 1842, Olive Allen. Two 

children : 

7-240. Mitchell W , b. 2 mo. 9, 1843, 
7-241. John F., b. 3 mo. 17, 1845. 

6-116. John iMichener m. \^i^-j^ Elizabeth Beaty. Two 

children: 

7-242. Mary Ann, b. 5 mo. 30, 1848. 
7-243. John B., b. 6 mo. 29, 1849. 

6-117. Ann Michener m. Robert Jackson. One son : 

7-244. James, b. 1848. 

6-118. James Michener m. 1844, EH-za Simmerman. 
Two children : 

7-245. William Henry, b. 2 mo. 7, 1846. 
7-246. Joseph W., b. 7 mo. 8, 1858. 
61 



482 The Dawson Family. 

6-125. John- M. Martin, b. 2 mo. i, 1811, m. 1830, 

. Six children: 



7-247. Andrew. 
7-248. Susannah. 
7-249. George. 
7-250. Maria. 
7-25 I. Margaret. 
7-252. Sarah J. 

6-12G. Paul A. Martin, b. 2 mo. i, 1813, m. 1832, 
Mary Welsh^ b. 18 1 3. Five children : 
7-253. Isaac, b. 4 mo. 14, 1833, d 8 mo. 3, 1833. 
7-254. Elizabeth, b. 9 mo. 10, 1835, d. 9 mo. 15, 1836. 
7-255. Eliza J., b. 12 mo. 21, 1836. 
7-256. Sarah A., b. 5 mo. 23, 1840. 
7-257. Laura E., b. 10 mo. 19, 1846. 

6-127. Elixaheth A. Martin^ b. I mo. 23, 1 8 15, m. 1 836, 

Milton A. Stanley. Five children : 

7-258. Robert, b. 3 mo. z\, 1837. 
7-259. Mary J , b. 10 mo. 24, 1839. 
7-260. James, b. 2 mo. 24, 1842. 
7-261. Hannah C, b. 10 mo. 22, 1844. 
7-262. Samuel O., b. i mo. 11, 1847. 

6-128. Hannah Martin^ b. 3 mo. 22, 1817, m. 1 836, 
Samuel Wilkinson. Six children : 

7-263. Samuel, b. 12 mo. 29, I 836. 
7-264. Sarah J., b. 8 mo. ll, 1838. 
7-265. Catharine E., b. 3 mo. 17, 1840. 
7-266. Thomas J., b. 4 mo. 29, 1842. 
7-267. Daniel J., b. 11 mo. 14, 1845. 
7-268. Mary M., b. 5 mo. 25, 1848. 

6-130. Byers B. Martin, b. i mo. 3, 1822, had three 
children : 
7-269. Francis. 

7-270. Eugene. • . 

7-271. Sarah. 

6-131. Mary Martin, b. 5 mo. 2, 1825, m. 1841, Daniel 

J. Cramer, b. 5 mo. 4, 1820. Three children : 

7-272. Margaret E., b. 6 mo. 8, 1843. 
y-2--}. Benjam.in W,, b. 3 mo. 26, 1846. 
7-274. Sarah C, b. I mo. 15, 1848. 



l^he Dawson Family. 483 

6-132. Susan M. Martin^ b. 3 mo. 4, 1828, m. 1847, 
Phineas Poorman, b. 7 mo. 25, 1824. One son : 
7-275. Henry C, b. 2 mo. ll, 1848. 

6-13-i. Rebecca Haines^ b. 7 mo. 2, 1813, m. 1 83 1, Jesse 

Stewart. Eight children : 

•j-i-jS. James, b. 7 mo. 27, "1832. 
7-277. Rachel, b. 9 mo. 11, 1834. 
']—2~'?>. Susannah, b. 4 mo. 26, 1836. 
7-279. Juliann, b, 4 mo. 15, 1838. 
7-280. Hannah, b 3 mo. 10, 1840. 
7-281. Isaac, b, 5 mo. 29, 1842. 
7-282. Rebecca, b. 6 nio. 27, 1844. 
7-283. Alonzo, b. 6 mo. i 1, 1846. 

G-13o. Edwin Haikes, b. 7 mo. 24, 1815, m. 1837, 

Rebecca Hale. Five children : 

7-284. Eliz. C, b. 5 mo. 28, 1S40. 
7-285. Timothy H., b. 7 mo. 27, 1842. 
7-286. Rachd Ann, b. 5 mo. 21, 1844. 
7-2S7. Edwin G., b. 12 mo. 10, 1846. 
7-288. Hannah Rebecca, b. 11 mo. 20, 1848. 

6-141. Hannah Clarke^h. 8 mo, 4, 1820, m. 1837, Robert 

McCaughey. Five children : 

7-289. John C., h. 2 mo. 29, 1840, d. 8 mo. 7, l84[. 
7-290. Hannah Jane, b. II mo. 23, 1841. 
7-291. EHzabcrh Ann, b. 10 mo. 31, 1843. 
7-292. Martha L., b. 8 mo. 29, 1845. 
7-293. Mary A., b. 9 mo. 25, 1847. 

6-143. Martha S. Alichener^ b. 5 mo. 4, 1 827, m. 1 843, 
Daniel J. Bigger. Three children : 

7-294. J. Camby, b. 4 mo. 13, 1844. 
7-295. Harriet L., b. 12 mo. 6, 1846. 
7-296. James M., b. 1 mo. 5, 1849. 

6-151. Isaac L. Shoemaker, b. 6 mo. 14, 1814, m. 10 
mo. 27, 1836, jfane AIcLean^ b. 2 mo. 2, l8l5,dau. of Moses 
and Elizabeth McLean. Nine children : 

7-297. Anna H., b. 7 mo. 25, 1837, d. 3 mo., 1838. 
7-298. Emma, b. 5 mo. 27, 1839, m Charles Cotman. 
7-299. Mary, b. I mo. 2, 1S42, d. young. 

7-300. John, m. ; res. Philadelphia. 

7-301. William, res. Philadelphia. 



484 'The Dawson Family. 

7-302. [Shoemaker. ] Martha L., d. young, 
7-303. Francis, d. young. 
7-304. Anna, d. young. 
7-305. Morris L. 

6-152. Ja7ie L. Shoemaker^ b. 10 mo. 23, 1 81 7, m, 4 mo. 
13, 1845, Elijah Thomas, son of William and Lydia Thomas. 
Two children : 

7-306. Maria S., b. 3 mo. 3, 1846, m. Hawkshurst ; one child. 

7-307. John S., b. 9 mo. 25, 1849. 

G-154. Isaac Longstreth, b. 7 mo. 6, 1824, d. 12 mo. 
19, 1857, m. 3 mo. 28, 1849, Hannah Jennett. Four chn. : 
7-308. Anna, b. 6 mo. 23, 1850, m. Elwood Gilbert, res. Parkesburg, 

Pa. 
7-309. Emma. 
7—310. Charles, d. 
7-31 1. Daniel, d. 

6-156. Martha S. Longstreth, b. 7 mo. 13, 1830, m. 6 mo. 

13, 1865, James Douglass. One son: 
7-312. Charles L., b. 1 mo. 12, 1867. 

6-159. Rebecca R. Longstreth, b. 5 mo. 8, 183S, m. 1 1 
mo. 15, 1866, James M. Watson. They res. in Philadelphia. 
Two children ; 

7-313. Ellen L.,b. 8 mo., 1867, d. 
7—314. Grace. 

6-160. James Shoemaker, b. 8 mo. 20, 1822, m. 3 mo. 

14, 1849, Phfhe Shoemaker, b. 7 mo. 10, 1827, dau. of Jonathan 

and Margaret Shoemaker. Eight children : 

7-315. Isabella F., b. 1 2 mo. 7, 1849. 

7-316. Adeline B. 

7-317. Jesse, b. I mo. 21, 1854, d, 5 mo. 13, 1855. 

7-318. Henry. 

7-319. Abram Brock. 

7—320. Charlotte. 

7-321. Emily. 

7-322. Mary. 

6-162. John Longstreth Shoemaker, b. in Upper 
Dublin township, Montgomery Co., Pa., 10 mo. 7, 1832, m. 
12 mo. 24, 1863, Emily R. Pierce, dau. of Charles W. and 



The Daws 071 Family. 485 

Elizabeth Pierce. Mr. Shoemaker is a prominent lawyer of 
Philadelphia, a member of the select council of that city, and 
counselor and solicitor of the U. S. Centennial Commission. ^ 
They have had three children : 

■7-323. Edith, b. 10 mo. 9, 1S65, d. 9 mo. 12, 1866. 
7-324. Anna Pierce, b. i mo. i, 1867. 
7-325. Charles Pierce, b. 2 mo. 22, 1870. 

6-169. Alfred Longstreth, conveyancer, b. 3 mo. 6, 
1831,01. II mo. 16, 1865, Louisa C. Shott^ b. i mo. 24, 1842, 
dau. of Augustus H. and Anna Mary Shott. They res. in Phil- 
adelphia. Two children : 

7-326. Alouise Clifton, b. 8 mo. 15, 1867. 
'7-327. Edwin Shott, b. 7 mo. 6, 1869, d. 3 mo. 8, 1870. 

6-170. Mary W. Longstreth^ b. II mo. lO, 1 832, m. 

Louis C. Brastow. Res. Williamsport, Pa. Four children : 

7-328. Louis Cornett, b. 3 mo, 23, i860. 
7-329. Frank Addison, b. 8 mo. 7, 1865. 
7-330. Anna, b. 3 mo. 3, 1867. 
7-331. John Longstreth, b. 1872. 

6-176. John Lancaster Longstreth, b. in Warminster 
township, Bucks Co., Pa., 11 mo. 10, 1827, m. 10 mo. 25, 
1870, Rachel 0. Longstreth^ b. in Philadelphia, 12 mo. 13, 1835, 
dau. of Thomas B. Longstreth (5-1 10 of this record). They 
res. in Philadelphia. One child : 
7-332. Edward Thomas, b. 9 mo. 20, 1872. 

6-179. Sarah Longstreth^h. in Warminster township, Bucks 

^Cc, Pa., 9 mo. 4, 1834, m. 5 mo. 29, 1856, Charles Robert 

H0LLINGSW0P.TH, b, in Md., 3 mo. i, 1833, son of Robert and 

Elizabeth IFest Hollingsworth, of Belair District, Harford Co., 

Md. ' They res. at Fallston, Harford Co., and have six 

children: 

7-333. Annie Turner, b. 3 mo. 12, 1857. 
7-334. John Longstreth, b. 6 mo. 9, 1858. 

'See Skiic^ and portrait in TAi C:r.tcnnial for Oct., 1873. 

* Robert Hollingsworth, above named, was son of Nathaniel and Ahigail Green 
Hollingsworth, m. 17S3; grandson of Thomas and y^f^e S'r.hh Hollingsworth, m. 
1754; gr<?at grandson of Thomas and Judith Larr.pUy Hollingsworth, m. 1723. 
Thomas Hollingsworth, last named, was son \ii Thomas and Grace dck Hollings- 
worth, m. i69z, who came from England. 



486 'The Dawson Family. 

7-335. [HoLLiNGswo^TH.J William, b. 4 mo. 18, 1861. 

7-336. Walter, b, 8 mo. 29, 1S63. 

7-337. Robert, b. 12 mo. 23, 186^. 

7-338. Martha Townsend, b. 2 mo. 27, 1873. 

6-181. Samuel Townsend Longstreth, b. in Warmin- 
ster township, Bucks Co., Pa., * 8 mo. 2, 1837, m. 6 mo. 10, 
1869, Jane Lukens Jones^ b. in Philadelphia, 9 mo. 24, 1855, 
dau. of William and El'vzabeth Lukens Jones. ^ They res. in 
Philadelphia, and have had two children, both b. in that city : 

7-339. Elizabeth Jones, b. 11 mo. 17, 1870, d. 2 mo. 24, 1872. 
7-340. Emily Suplee, b. 12 mo. 9, 1872. 

6-182. Edward Longstreth^ b. in Warminster township, 

Bucks Co., Pa., 6 mo. 22, 1839, m. 6 mo. 7, 1865, Jnnie JVise^ 

b. in Philadelphia, ii mo. 7, 1840, dau. of Charles and Lyd'ia 

Pusey Wise. 3 Mr. L. is one of the proprietors of the Baldwin 

Locomotive Works of Philadelphia. Two children, both b. 

in Philadelphia : 

7-341. Charles, b. 4 mo. ll, 1868. 
7-342. Ella Wise, b. 12 mo. 22, 1869. 

6-185. John Longstreth Thomson, b. in Warminster 
township, Bucks Co., Pa., 6 mo. 7, 1826, m. 4 mo. 10, 1856, 
Martha Kenderdine^ b. 4 mo. 24, i836.'* They res. 1873, "^^^ 
Horsham, Montgomery Co., Pa. Three children : 

' Samuel T. (6-181J and Joha L. (6-176) Longstreth, have furnished extended 
records for this work. 

^ Wm. Jones, above named, was son of Isaac and Eli-zabctk Ttrkes Jones ; grand- 
son of Jonathan and Suiannah Ashton Jones, m. 1771 ; great grandson of Jonathan 
and Sarah Jones, m. 1741. Jonathan Jones, last named, was son of Jonathan and 
Guir.cr OzL'cr. Jones, m. 1706; grandson of Edward Jones, '"chirurgeon," who came 
from Bala, Wales, with wife -Mary, to America, about 16S3, and d. 1737- Elizabeth 
Lukens was daughter of Joseph and Ann IViby.tr Lukens ^ granddaughter of Joseph 
and Eli-z^oe'.h Spencer Lukens, m. 1751. Joseph Lukens, last named, was son of 
Peter (b. 16S9) and Gain'^r E-vam Lukens, m. 1719; grandson of Jan Lucken and 
wife Mary, who emigrated frum Germany, 16S3, and were of the tirst settlers of 
Germantown, Pa. 

3 Charles Wise, above named, was grandson of John Wise, miller, who emigrated 
fiom Germany. Lvdia Pusey was dau. of Jonas and Hannjb Pennuk Pusey; gr. 
dau. of John and Hannah ( wid Canby) Pusey; gt. gr. dau. of Joshua and A/jry 
Leivis Pusey. Joshua, last named, was son of William Pusey, an early settler in 
Philadelphia, wiiose father, John Pusey, was of London, Eng. Hannah Pennock 
was dau. of John and Rachel Starr Pennock; gr. dau. of Joseph and Hannah Buck- 
ingham Pennock ; gt. gr. dau. of Williin^ and Alice Mendcr.hall Pennock. William 
was son of Joseph Pennock, who emigrated from England to Pa. ; gr. son of 
Christopher Pennock, a soldier under Cromwell. 

•• Daughter of Isaacher Kenderdine ( b. 9 mo. 29, 1800) and w. Priscilla Shoe- 
maker (b. 7 mo. 27, 1S09, d. 12 mo. 6, 1846), m. ii mo. 17, 1831. 



The 'Dawson Family. 487 

7-343. [Thomson-.] Anna Mary, b. i mo. 24, 1857. 
7-344. Priscilla KcnJerdine, b. ii mo. 8, 1858. 
7-345. Chalkley John, b. 12 mo. 14, 1864. 

6-186. Joseph LoNGSTRETH Raab, b. in Warminster town- 
ship, Bucks Co., Pa., 4 mo. 18, 1838, m. in Rucyrus, Ohio, 5 
mo. 21, 1861, Elizabeth Boorom^ h. in Castalia, Erie Co., Ohio, 
9 mo. 15, 1840.' They res. in Weston, Pa. Two children : 
7-346. Charles Boorom, b. in Highland township, Bradford Co., Pa., 

4 mo. 10, 1862. 
7-347. William Longstreth, b. in Waterford, Cc, 8 mo. 28, 1867. 

6-191. Ellwood Cleaver, b. 2 mo. 7, 1830, m. 10 mo. 
9, 1851, Martha Ann Lukens^h. 2 mo. 27, 1830, dau. of Jona- 
than and Elizabeth Lukens. Mr. Cleaver removed with his 
family to Montgomery Co., Iowa, in 1871. Eight children: 

7-348. Jonathan, b. 7 mo. 21, 1852. 

7-349. Ellis, b. 2 mo. 4, 1854. 

7-350. Susan L., b. 10 mo. 19, 1855, d. 2 mo. 19, i85l. 

7-351. Joseph A., b. 3 mo. 18, 1858, d. 3 mo. 2, 1861. 

7-352. Walter L., b. 2 mo. 3, 1862. 

7-353. Elizabeth, b. 4 mo. 5, 1864. 

7-354. EIKvood, b. 2 mo. 15, 1867, d. 7 mo. 24, 1867. 

7-355. x^nna Mary, b. 2 mo. i, 1869. 

6-192. Joseph Longstreth Worrell, b. at Byberry, 
Pa., 6 mo. 24, 1833, m. ist, in Philadelphia, 8 mo. 4, 1855, 
Ellen T. Brian, who d. 12 mo. II, 1863, leaving three chn : 

7-356. J. Edward, b. 8 mo. 6, 1856. 

7-357. Mary Longstreth, b. 4 mo. 2, 1858, d. i mo. 30, 1865. 

7-358. William Richard, b. 10 mo. 4, 1861. 

Mr. Worrell m. 2d, 1865, Elizabeth J. Carson, who d. 1866. 

One child : 

7-359. Laura, b. and d. 1866. 

^Mr. Worrell m. 3d, 1868, Rachel McClosiy. They res. 

1873, at Mt. Holly, N. J. Three children : 

7-360. Mary Ella, b. I mo. 9, 1869. 

7-361. Samuel Longstreth, b. 3 mo. 25, 1871. 

7-362. Geof^e W., b. 2 mo., 1S73, d. aged 4 days. 

' Dsughrer of Abram Boorom (b. in New Vork, 1806, d. in Budalo, N. Y., 
184SJ, and wife Mary Davii {b. in Canand.iigua, N. Y., 18 19). 



488 T^he Dawson Family. 

6-193. Sarah Longstreth Worrell^ b. at Johnsville, Pa., 10 

mo, 15, 1835, m, in Burlington, N. J., 11 mo. 16, 1863, 

Jacob K. Dubell. They res. at Mt. Holly, N. J. Four 

children : 

7-363. Harvey C-, b. 3 mo. 23, 1S65, d. 8 mo. 10, 1865. 
7-364. Howard Kemble, b. i mo. 8, 1867, d. 7 mo. 26, 1867. 
7-365. Anna Longstreth, tivin to Hozsard K. 
7-366. Edward Comly, b. ii mo. 23, 1S71. 

6-195. Martha L. IForrell^ b. in Warminster township, 
Bucks Co., Pa., 5 mo. 27, 1842, d. at Mt. Holly, N. J., 12 
mo. 17, 1872, m. in Mt. Holly, 6 mo. 1866, Abram Carson, 
Jr. Two children : 
7-367, Mary, b. 5 mo. 3, 1867. 
7-368. Elizabeth Gebhard, b. 10 mo. 21, 1S70. 

6-197. THOM.A.S E. Heacock (son of B. Franklin, 5-51), 

m. ; res. Harrison Co., Iowa. Four children : 

7-369. James. 
7—370. Amelia Melvina. 
7-371. B. Franklin. 
7—372. Carrie Louisa. 

6-19S. Hannah Heacock (dau. of B. Franklin, 5-51), m. 

Jacob Beck. Res. Harrison Co., Iowa. Three children : 

7—373. Amelia Jane. 
7-374. Walter K. 
7-375. Jesse Bell. 

6-209. Henry Longstreth, b. Jan. 6, 1838, d. Aug. 

25, 1 87 1, m, Jan, 14, 1865, Sarah Hunsicker. Two children : 
7-376. Ernest, b. Aug. 22, 1866. 

7-377. Mayne, b. Feb. 27, 1869. 

6-210. Rebecca L. Longstreth^h. Feb. 14, 1840, m. March 

26, 1868, Isaac P. Rhoades. Two children: 
7-378. Clara Irene, b. Feb. 9, 1869. 

7-379. Sterling L., b. Nov. 21, 1872. 

6-21S. William Franklin Rhoades, b. 1836, (son of 
Samuel D., 5-60), m. Alary Ann Morgan^ b. 1833. Seven 
children : 

7-380. Samuel, b. 1S59. 
7-381. Morgan, b. 1861. 



T^he Dawson Family. 4^9 



7-382. [Rhoades.] Preston, b. 1863. 

7-383. William, b. 1865. 

7-384. Mary Elizabeth, b. 1867, d. 1867. 

7-385. Harry, b. 1869. 

7-386. Ida May, b. 1871. 

6-219. Samuel Preston Rhoades, b. 1839, m. Rachel 

Roberts. They had five children : 

7-387. Franklin Longstreth, b. 1867. 
7-388. Sarah Adcle, b. 1869, d. 1869. 
7-389. Albert, b. 1870. 
7-390. Mary, b. 1871, d. 1872. 
7-391. Kate, b. 1873. 

6-224. Rebecca Rhoades, b. 1849, ^- J- Garrett Walker. 
Four children : 

7-392. Charles Abbott, b. 1868. 
7-393. William, b. 1869. 
7-394. Ella Morrison, b. 1871. 
7-395. John Peddie, b. 1873, d. 1873. 

6-227. Dr. Samuel Preston Jones, b. 1832 (son of 
Robert, 5-61), m. Alary Pritchard, res. West Philadelphia. 
Dr. Jones is physician in charge of the Pennsylvania Hospital 
for the Insane. Two children : 

7-396. Ellen Chapman, b. 1870. 
7-397. Robert Preston, b. 1873. 

6-230. Henrietta Deville Jones, b. 1 838 (dau. of Robert, 
5-61), m. Thomas Yardley Brown, b. 1834. They had 
three children : 

7-398. Jennie, b. 1863. 

7-399. Sarah L., b. 1864, d. 1870. 

7-400. Lydia Townsend, b. 1867. 

6-235. Elizabeth Mather, b. at Little Miama, Ohio, 1 1 
mo. 20, 1844, rn. Albert H. Kelsey. They res. at Lebanon, 
O. One child: 
7-401. Henry. 

6-263. Theodore Hollingsworth Morris, b. in Phila- 
delphia, 10 mo. 10, 1840, m. 9 mo. 3, 1863, Alary L. Paul. 
Eight children : 
7-402. Elizabeth, b. 1864. 
7-403. Paul Jones, b. 1865. 
62 



490 T^he 'Dawson Family. 

7-404. [Morris.] Israel, b. 1867. 
7-405. William, /?^w 5/ //rW. 
7-406. Ellen, b. 1868. 
7-407. Theodore, b. 1869. 
7-408. Samuel, b. 1871, d. 
7-409. Sarah, b. 1873. 

6-264. Frederick Wister iMorris, b. In Philadelphia, 
3 mo. 8, 1842, m. 9 mo. 3, 1866, Elixabeth F. Paul. Three 
children ; 

7-410. Frederick, b. 1867. 
7-41 1. Margaret, b. 1869. 
7-412. Marion, b. 1872. 

6-266. William H. iMorris, b. in Philadelphia, 3 mo. 25, 
1846, m. 12 mo. 3, 1868, Sarah JV. Paul, sister to Mary and 
Elizabeth (6-263 and 6-264). Two children : 
7-413. Richard Jones, b. 1869. 
7-414. Mary, b. 1871. 

6-285. Anna Longstreth Boldin, m. 12 mo. 3, 1862, Adam 
EvERLY, son of William and Anna Maria Everly. They res. in 
Philadelphia. Two children : 
7-415. Anna Geisse, b. 6 mo. 27, 1864. 
7-416. Mary, b. 12 mo. 31, 1866. 

6-309. Joshua Longstreth Price, b. 8 mo. 24, 1820, d. 
3 mo. 10, 1867, m. 8 mo. 8, 1844, Maria //^/7i(?«, of Philadel- 
phia.. Six children : 
7-417. Harry W., b. 5 mo. 23, 1845. 
7-418. Marion, b. 7 mo. 14, 1847. 

7-419. Elizabeth P., b. 11 mo. 3, 1848, d. 7 mo. 13, i860. 
7-420. Fanny, b. II mo. 2, 1849. 

7-421. Callender, b. 7 mo. 16, 185 1, d. 1 mo. 7, 1852. 
7-422. Mary, b. 12 mo. 22, 1852. 

6-310. Elizabeth JFilliams Price, b. 8 mo. 8, 1822, d. , 

m. II mo. 2, 1842, George D. Parrish, b. 8 mo. 23, 1820, 
d. 1 87-, son of Joseph and Susannah Parrish. She was his first 
wife. They had one child : 
7-423. Lydia Williams, b. I mo. 5, 1844 ; unm. 

Mr. Parrish m. 2d, 2 mo. 28, 1850, Sarah Longstreth Price, 
b. 9 mo. 4, 1S29, sister to his first wife (6-312). They had 
seven children : 



l^he "Dawson Fa?m!y. 491 

7—424. [Parrish.] Anna Richardson, b. 9 mo. 21, 1853, d. 

7-425. Elizabeth Williams, b. 9 mo. 29, 1855, d. 

7-426. Margaret Callender, b. 9 mo. 22, 1857, d. 

7-427. Helen Longstreth, b. 3 mo. 15, 1859. 

7-428. Hugh Roberts, b. 6 mo. 9, 1861. 

7-429. Richard Price, b. 3 mo. 8, 1863. 

7-430. Joseph George, b. 1 mo. 29, 1866. 

6-311. Jnna C. Price^ b. 8 mo. 2, 1824, m. Thomas 
Richardson, who d. in Philadelphia. They had five children : 
7—431. Frederick. 
7-432. Chesley. 

7-433. Harry, d. - . . ' ' 

7—434. Edward. 
7-435. Anna P. 

6-313. Margaret Simmons Price^ b. 8 mo. 15, 1 832, m. I 
mo. 8, 1857, Stephen S. Price, b. ii mo. 27, 1830, son of 
Joseph and Elizabeth Price. One child : 

7-436. Lilly W. 

6-314. Rebecca Thompson Price^ b. 9 mo. 16, 1834, m. 6 
mo. 3, 1856, Dr. William H. Hunt, son of Uriah and Eliza- 
beth Hunt. Three children : 

7-437. William. 
7-438. George W. 
7-439. Margaret P. 

6-320. William Penrose Hallowell, b. 5 mo. 18, 
1833, m. in Philadelphia, 5 mo. 29, 1856, Elizabeth Corbit 
Davis.^ Res. Cheltenham, Pa. Three children : 
7-440. Morris Longstreth, b. 5 mo. 1, 1857. 
7-441. Isaac R. Davis, b. 8 mo. 7, 1859. 
7-442. William Penrose, b. 11 mo. 30, 1863. 

6-321, Richard Price Hallowell, b. 12 mo. 16, 1835, 
m. 10 mo. 26, 1859, Jnna Coffin Davis, b. April 21, 1838, 
daughter of Edward M. and Maria M. Davis. They res. 1873, 
Boston, Mass. Five children : 
7-443. Maria, b. 8 mo. 22, i860. 
7-444. Penrose, b. 10 mo. 28, 1862, d. young. 
7-445. James Mott, b. 2 mo. 13, 1865. 
7-446. Lucretia Mott, b. 12 mo. 8, 1867. 
7-447. Francis Walton, b. 8 mo. 12, 1S70. 

' Dau. of Isaac R. Davis and wife Lydia Corbit, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth 
Corbit. 



402 The Dawson Family. 

6-322. Edward Needles Hallowell, b. ii mo. 3, 
1836, d. July 26, 1871 (Bvt. Gen. U. S. Vols.), m. in 
Boston, 2 mo.' 2, 1869, Charlotte Bartlett IVilhelmina Szvctt.h. 
Feb. 8, 1843, daughter of William Gray and Charlotte Bartlett 
Phinney Swett. Two children : 
7-448. Charlotte Bardett, b. Jan. 22, 1870. 
7-449. Emily, b. June 5, 1871. 

G-324. Norwood Penrose Hallowell, b. 4 mo. 13, 1839, 

m. Jan. 27, 1868, Sarah Wharton Haydock, b. Jan. 22, 1846.' 

They res. in Boston. Two children : 

7-450. Anna Norwood, b. March 30, 1871. 
7-451. Robert Haydock, b. June 30, 1873. 

6-333. Charles Hallowell, b. 8 mo. 13, 1842, m. 
Belle Jeiuett, daughter of Thomas L. Jewett. One child : 
7-452. Thomas Jewett, b. 12 mo. 29, 1869. 

6-357. Elizabeth Tomklns Longstreth, b. II mo. 21, 1826 
(dau. of Thomas B., 5-1 10), m. 11 mo. 21, 1849, William 
Curtis Taylor, b. 5 mo. 14, 1825, son of Curtis and Ann 
Taylor, of Philadelphia. Res. Philadelphia. Five children : 

7-453. Carohne Justice, b. 12 mo. 31, 1850. 

7-454. Helen Longstreth, b. 6 mo. 17, 1853, d. 1 mo. 2, 1857. 

7-455. Rodney Longstreth, b. 10 mo. 15, 1857. 

7-456. Norton Longstreth, b. 2 mo. 9, 1 861. 

7-457. Agnes Longstreth, b. 5 mo. 9, 1865. 

6-360. Lydia Noble Longstreth, h. I mo. 1 1, 1834, m. m 
Philadelphia, 6 mo. 6, 1855, Thomas Pkipps Rowlett. ^ 
They res. in Philadelphia. Three children : 
7-458. Morris Longstreth, b. 5 mo. 16, 1856. 
7-459. Howard Longstreth, b. 9 mo. 7, 1859, d. 3 mo. 5, i860. 
7-460. Helen Longstreth, b. 2 mo. 2, 1865. 

6-362. Margaret Middleton Longstreth, b. 2 mo. II, 1 838, 
m. 6 mo. 10, 1863, Edwin Frederick Shoenberger, son of 

'Daughter of Robert Haydock (b. in Philadelphia. 12 mo. 2, 1807, son of 
Samuel and Sarah) and wife Hannah Wharton (b. in Philadelphia, 3 mo. 6, 1818, 
daughter of William and Deborah F.), m. I mo. 26, 1843. 

^Son of John in'}^ DruuUa Pbipps Rowlett ; gr. son of John Rowlctt, who was of 
Philadelphia, author of Rowlctt's TcbUs 0/ Interest and Discount, a celebrated work 
for the use of banks, etc. 



T^he Dawson Fafntly. 493 

Dr. Peter and Sarah Krug Shoenberger. Res. Philadelphia. 

Four children : 

7-461. Lydia L., b. 3 mo. 27, 1864. 
7-462. Frederick, d, 
7-463. Mary, b. 3 mo. 2, 1868. . 
7-464. Carl, b. 2 mo. 21, 1S71. 

6-367. John Cooke Longstreth, lawyer, b. 9 mo. 26, 
1836, m. Susan W. Lee^ dau. of Dr. Ralph and Rebecca Richard- 
$071 Lee, of Newtown, Pa. Res. Philadelphia. Five children, 
all b. in Philadelphia : 

7-465. Rebecca Lee, b. 12 mo. 5, 1853. 

7-466. Mary Elizabeth, b. 10 mo. 2, 1855. 

7-467. Richard Henry, b. 4 mo. 26, 1859, d. 8 mo., 1859. 

7-468. Walter Brooks, b. 10 mo. 20, 1861. 

7-469. Susan Lee, b. 6 mo. 13, 1863. 

6-36S. Charles Cooke Longstreth, secretary and treas- 
urer of the Lehigh Valley R. R., d. 1869, rn. Scrah N. Long- 
streth, b. I mo. II, 1829 (6-358 of this record). Res. Phil- 
adelphia. Five children : 

7-470. Helen T., b. 6 mo. 17, 1854. 

7-471. Emily, b. 3 mo. 28, 1856, d. i mo. 5, 1862. 

7-472. Morris, b. 2 mo. 7, 1858. 

7-473. Sidney E., b. 7 mo. 23, 1861, d. 8 mo. 20, 1862. 

7-474. Joseph, b. I mo. 29, 1866. 

6-372. William Longstreth, b. 4 mo. 1832 (son of 
William W., 5-1 13), m. 11 mo. 13, 1866, Jda Smith, dau. of 
J. T. and H. K. Smith. One child : 
7-475. William Wilson. 

6-373 Margaret Longstreth, b. I mo. 12, 1835, m. Horace 

J. Smith, farmer. Four children : 

7-476. Albanus Logan, b. 1859. 
7-477. Mary B., b. 1863. 
7-478. Wilson L., b. 1867. 
7-479. Margaret L. 

-374. Hannah Longstreth (dau. of William W., 5-I13), m. 

Emlen Carpenter. Res. Germantown, Pa. Two children : 

7-480. Samuel F. 
7-481. Ellen. 



494 ^he Dawson Family. 

6-385. Mary H. Keen^ b. 8 mo. 8, 1 842, m. Nathan 
Sellers, sou of John Sellers sen. Two children: 
7-482. Sydney. 
7-483. Norman P. 

6-387. Joseph S. Keen, b. i mo. 24, 1845, "^- Charlotte 
Perot^ daughter of Sansom Perot. One child : 
7-484. Harold. 

6-389. Lucinda A. Keen^ b. 2 mo. 28, 1 85 1, m. Samuel 
WooLMAN. One child : 
7-485. Helen E. 

6-392. Isaiah Paxson, b. 9 mo. 25, 1838, m. Dec. 5, 
1859, Hannah Ale Carter. Three children : 
7-486. Charles, b. i860. 
7-487. Emma S., b. April 14, 1863. 
7-488. Mary E., b. Jan. 5, 1865. 

6-394. Mary S. Paxson^ b. I mo. 17, 1 843, m. in Phila- 
delphia, 2 mo. 15, 1872, George Hoffman. One child: 
7-489. Emma S., b. Feb. 26, 1873. 

6-395. William P. Bedford, b. 7 mo. 22, 1838, d. 9 
mo. 25, 1866, m. Jnna Rogers^ who d. in Dowingtown, 2 mo. 
18, 1864. One child: 
7-490. Sarah, b. 5 mo. 12, 1865, 

6-399. Ellwood T. Paxson, b. 3 mo. 3, 1843, m. in 
Philadelphia, 5 mo. 18, 1871, Mary N. Wallace. One child : 
7-491. Ellena Wallace, b. 11 mo. 6, 1872, d. i r.-iO. 7, 1873. 

6-403. Elizabeth P. Furman^ b. 12 mo. 10, 1 842, m. in 
Philadelphia, 2 mo. 2, 1864, Samuel S. Smith. One child: 
7-492. Margaret P., b. 8 mo. 7, 1866. 

6-405. Margaret L. Furman^ b. II mo. 22, 1846, m. in 
Philadelphia, 11 mo. 17, 1867, Watson M. Trump. Three 
children : 

7-493. Mary Elizabeth, b. 3 mo. 15, 1869. 
7-494. Howard Watson, b. 6 mo. 28, 1871. 
7-495. David Furman, b. 10 mo. 7, 1873. 

6-409. Clara Hoopes (dau. of Joseph, 5-152), m. Sept. 21, 
1865, George B. Atlee. Res. Philadelphia. Three chn. : 



The Dawson Family. 495 

7-496. [Atlee.] Joshua W., b. Feb. i, 1867. 
7-497. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 24, 1869. 
7-498. Clara, b. April 15, 1 87 1. 

6-431. Chalkley Smedley, b. 12 mo. 20, 1831, m. 

Alary Jane , and res. in Chester Co., Pa. Two children : 

7-499. Rebecca, b. 2 mo. 5, 1864. 
7-500. Howard, b. 6 mo. 5, 1865. 

6-473. George S. Lamborn, b. in Lancaster Co., Pa., 
9 mo. 22, 1831, m. 5 mo. 8, 1856, Sarah IV. Coates^ and res. 
1873, ^I^rtic township, same county. They have had seven 
children : 

7-501. Margaret C, d. 
7-502. Mary, d. 
7-503. Priscilla. 

7—504. Comly, d. ■ ■ 

7-505. Linnaeus. 
7-506. Anna. 
7-507. Lucretia. 

6-474. Aquila D. Lamborn, b. in Lancaster Co., Pa., 
2 mo. 22, 1833, "^- ^ "^°* ^^' 1862, Jnn Jmbler. They res. 
1873, Drumore, same Co. Two children: 

7-508. Alice. 
7-509. Wilham. 

6-475. Emel'ine Lamborn^ b. in Lancaster Co., Pa., 9 mo. 
29, 1834, m. 3 mo., 1854, Joseph Shoemaker. They res. 
1873, Drumore, in same Co. Six children : 
7-510. Cynthia. 

7-51 1. Charles. , ' 

7-512. Allison, 
7-513. Leander. 
7—5 14. Lewis. 
7-515. Edgar. 

6-476. Elwood Lamborn, b. in Lancaster Co., Pa., 8 mo. 
4, 1836, m. 9 mo. 13, 1866, Elmira Moore. Res. 1873, Dru- 
more, in same county. One child : 
7-516. Edgar. 

6-477. William L. Lamborn, b. in Lancaster Co., Pa., 
I mo. 6, 1839, m. I mo. 6, 1864, Phche M. Barnard^ res. 1873, 
Penna. Steel Works, Dauphin Co., Pa. Two children : 



496 T^he 'Dawson Family. 

7-517. [Lambork.] Ilena B., d. 
7-518. Jessie Wynona. 

6-478. Mary Elizabeth Lamhorn^ b. in Lancaster Co., Pa., 
6 mo. 22, 1840, m. 9 mo. 19, 1870, Thomas B. Hambleton, 
They res. 1873, Drumore, same county. 

6-4S6. Alice A. Lamborn^ b. in Lancaster Co., Pa., 4 mo. 
14, 1847, m. I mo. 1869, William Shoemaker. Res. 1873, 
Drumore, same county. One child: 
7—5 1 9, Wynona. 

6-482. Lucinda Lambcrn^ b. in Lancaster Co., Pa., 8 mo. 
22, 1850, m. 12 mo. 1868, Franklin L. Teunis. They res. 
1873, Drumore, same county. One child : 
7—520. Cynthia. 

7-2. William F. Hardy, farmer, b. 2 mo. 7, 1836 (son 
of Neal, 6-15'), m. Alaria Thomas^ dau. of Henry and Mary 
Thomas of Chester Co., Pa. They res. at Fall Creek, 
Indiana. Six children. 
8-1. Sumner. 
8-2. Henry. 
8-3. Nina. 
8-4. Arthur. 
8-5. Anna. 
8-6. Neal. 

7-3. Solomon F. Hardy, merchant, b. 10 mo. 19, 1839, 
(son of Neal, 6-15), m. in Indiana, Rebecca James^ dau. of 
Joshua P. and Sarah Ann James. They res. at JVIarkleville, 
Madison Co., Indiana. Two children : 
8-7. Charles. 
8-8. John. 

7-5. EU-za Ann Hardy (dau. of Neal, 6-15), m. 1st, 

Martin Kinckerbocker, of Michigan, d ; no issue. 

2d, John Boston, son of Jesse Boston, of Baltimore, Md. 
Res. Fall Creek, Ind. One child : 
8-9. Mary. 

'This concerning Neal Hardy received too late for insertion on page 471. He 
was b. in Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1803, and d. in Madison Co., Ind., Nov. i6. i86g. 
He was 3 man ot e.xcelknt character, and a valuable citizen. It was said of him : 
" No clearer brain, no more open hand, no warmer and kinder heart, has death ever 
chilled among us." 



The Dawson Fa7nily. 497 

7-6. Emily Hardy (dau. of Neal, 6-15), m. in Indiana, 

Albert Lewis, merchant, son of John and Rebecca T. Lewis, 

formerly of Chester Co., Pa. Res. Markleville, Madison Co., 

Ind. Two children : 

8-10. Edward. 
8-11. Alice. 

T-7. Sarah Hardy (dau. of Neal, 6-15), m. in Indiana, 
Joseph Kinnard, son of John and Elizabeth Kinnard, formerly 
of Chester Co., Pa. One child : 
8-12. Frank. 

T-26. Sarah Emma Brown^ b. 8 mo. 19, 1839 (daughter of 

Joshua P., 6-20), m. Alfred A. Anderson, dentist. Res. 

Kennett Square, Chester Co., Pa. Two children : 

8-13. Hermon or Hermann. 
8-14. Frederick. 

7-34. Henry M. Fussell, b. 9 mo. 14, 1845 (son of 
Henry B., 6-23), m. Alary Townsend Fussell^ b. in Philadelphia, 
Pa., Oct. 23, 1849, daughter of Dr. Edwin Fussell (6-16). 
Res. near Media, Delaware Co., Pa. One child : 
8-15. Alice. 

7-60. John Lewis Thomas, farmer, b. in Indiana, 11 mo. 
20, 1837 (son of Lewis W., 6-33), m. at Fall Creek meeting, 
Ind., 9 mo. 18, 1862, Caroline Swain^ b. at Bristol, Pa., 
daughter of Charles and Sarah Ann Swain. Res. Fall Creek, 
Ind. Three children : 
8-16. Emma Fussell, b. ll mo. 21, 1864. 
8-17. Lewis W., d. 
8-18. Charles Swain, b. 12 mo. 29, 186S. 

1-Q\, Mary Moore Thomas^ b. 2 mo. 3, 1839 (daughter of 

Lewis W., 6-33), m. at Fall Creek, Ind., Aaron Morris, 

manufacturer of agricultural implements, son of George and 

Rhoda Morris. Res. Fall Creek, Ind. Two children : 

8-19. Louella. 
8-20. William F. 

7-62. Anna Leiuis Thomas^ b. II mo. 4, 1842 (daughter of 
Lewis W., 6-33), m. at Fall Creek meeting, Ind., Aug. 
63 



498 The Dawson Family. 

17, 1865, Benjamin Rogers, druggist, son of Jonathan 

and Hannah Weeks Rogers. They res. at Pendleton, Madison 

Co., Ind. Two children : 

8-21. Jonathan J., b. Oct., 1867. 
8-22. Mary Thomas, b. June, 1869. 

7-84. Mary Frances Gorsuch^ b. 10 mo. 31, 1 849 (dau. of 

Joseph, 6-48), m. 5 mo. 3, 1870, George V. Bowen. Three 

children : 

8-23. Charles B., b. 6 mo. 1 1, 1871. 

8-24. Clara Bel!, b. 7 mo. 22, 1872, d. 1873. 

8-25. John Franklin, b. ID mo. 31, 1873. 

7-99. William Howard Fussell, b. 7 mo. 28, 1848 
(son of Bartholomew H., 6-50), m. 9 mo. 3, 1870, Fannie Fields^ 
of Philadelphia. One child: 
8-26. Eugene Dunnington, b. 8 mo., 1871. 

7-600. Alary Philena Fussell^ b. 5 mo. I, 1850 (dau. of 

Bartholomew H., 6-50), m. 9 mo. 24, 1867, Stephen A. 

Dunnington, of New York. Two children : 

8-27. Carrie Howard, b. 7 mo. 18, 1869. 

8-28. Stephen A., b. 11 mo. 22, 1870, d. 3 mo. 23, 1873. 

7-G30. Caroline Hamilton^ b. 1825 (dau. of Mary, 6-63), 

m. Wallace. One son : 

8-29. William. 

The following received too late for insertion in regular order : 

4.-4. John and Esther Kirkbride Longstreth had eleven children: 

5-17. Mahlon, b. 10 mo. 14, 1779, d. in Philadelphia, i mo. 8, 1837; m. 

5-18. Martha, b. 7 mo. II, 17S1. Spencer. 

5-19. Daniel, b. 12 mo. 23, 1785, d. 5 mo. 25, 1832; m. 

5-19^. Robert Kirkbride, b. 10 mo. 22, 1787, d. 4 mo. 23, 1788. 

5-20. Hannah, b. 7 mo. 18, 1789, d. 10 mo. I, 1843, m. I mo. 14, 1817, Dr. 

G.^uNiT, buried 12 mo_. 22, 1S22, Groveville, N. J. ; no issue. 
5-21. Rachel, b. 5 mo. 6, 1791, res. in Philadelphia. Milnor. 
5-22. Sarah, b. 8 mo. 6, 1793, ''^5- Philadelphia; unm. 
5-23. Esther, b. 2 mo. 22, 1796, res. Bristol, Pa. Hayward. 
5-23^. Robert, b. 3 mo. 22, 1798, d. 3 mo. 23, 1800. 
5-231:. John, b. 3 mo. 28, 1801, d. 4 mo. 3, iSoi. 
5-24. John Kirkbride, b. 4 mo. 23, 1803, d. ; m. 

Suistrtute the abcvt for ricjrj of yohn Longitreth'i children^ P^Z' 43'- 

0-9S. Charles Hallowell, b. 7 mo. 31, 1 82 1, d. i mo. 2, 1864 
(son of Charles T., 4-56), m. Elmira Rebecca Stephens, b. April 4, 1826, 



T^he 'Dawson Fajuily. .. 499 

dau, of William and Mary S. Stephens, of Philadelphia. Six children, 
all b. in Philadelphia : 

6-503. William Henry, b. March 7, 184S, d. Sept. 12, 1848. 
6-504. Horatio Stephens, b. Nov. 11, 1849, d. July 7, 1864. 
6-505. Charles Eugene, b. Jan. 13, 1S52. 
6-506. Louis Stephens, b. Nov. 11, 1854. 
6-507. Henry Howell, b. Feb. 28, 1857. 
6-508. Samuel Williams, b. Jan. 30, i860. 



Notes. I. William Fussell (5-10) m. at Quakertown meeting, Bucks Co., 
Pa., j'dif FeuAf, dau. ot Edward and Enzabcth Riherts Foulke. Their two elder 
children were b. near Chester Springs, Chester Co., Pa. ; their three younger children, 
were b. in West Fallowtield township, same county. Concerning him the following 
from his son Joseph (6—18). " In consequence of the inflation and collapse which 
followed the peace of 18 15, he found himself in debt, and to better his condition he 
removed in 1827, from Chester county, to the neighborhood of Philadelphia. Pros- 
pering here, he returned after a few years to his former neighborhood, and paid his 
old debts, prir.cipal and interest. His home was a station on the underground railway 
from which many a fugitive from slavery was speeded on his way to freedom. Him- 
self and wife both d. at Fall Creek, Indiana." 

II. Dr. Bartholomew Fussell (5-15) w'as an acquaintance and life long friend 
of William Lloyd Garrison and John G. Whittier. " It was during the residence of 
the poet in Philadelphia in 183S-40 that his stirring poem 'The Response' was 
written. It was addressed to the politicians clamorous for the suppression of the 
abolitionists, and Whittier bade them : 

' Go, hunt sedition — search for that 
In every pedler's cart of rags ; 
Pry into every Quaker's hat, 

y^r.J Dr. FussdPs iaddlt-bags ; 
Lest treason wrap, with all its ills, 
Around his powders and his pills.' 

"Mr. Whittier speaks of ' the beloved physician of Kennett Square, Dr. Bartholo- 
mew Fussell' in his reminiscences of the Convention of 1833, in a recent number 
of the Atlantic." — J. F. 



FAMILY OF JOHN DAWSON, 

Of Northumberland Co., Pa., b. about 1750. 

From IF. F. Corbit, Esj., cf FkUadelpkla, tk( fdlo'ivlr.g •.■<■ 

1. John Dawsox, b. about 1750, lived in Northumberland 

Co., Pa., m. Prudence Martin^ and had children : 

2-1. Edward, b. 1779, d. 1848 ; m. 

2-2. Daniel, b. 1780, d. 1821 (drowned in Susquehanna river, at Selins- 

grove), m. 1810, Christicaia Brczvn ; no issue. 
2-3. Mary, b. 1782, d. 1852 ; unm. 

2-1. Edward Dawson, b. 1779, d. 1848, m. 1805, Mary 
T. Osthelmer. They had thirteen children : 
3-1. Jacob, b. 1807, d. 1872 ; m. 
3-2. Henr\', b. 1809, d. 1S52; «. 
3-3. Huldah, b. 181 I, d. 1834. Mann. 
3-4. Daniel, b. 1S13, d. 1S50 ; m. 
3-5. Catharine, b. 1815, res. Sunbury, Pa. Foulke. 
3-6. Thomas, b. 1817, d. 1843; m. 
3-7. Sarah, b. 1818, d. 1848 ; unm. 
3-8. Mary, b. 1820, d. 1828. 
3-9. Isaac, b. 1822, res. Warren, O. \ m. 
3-10. Margaret, b. 1S23, d. 1829. 
3-1 1. B'dward, b. 1S25, res. St. Louis, Mo. ; m. 
3-12. Joseph, b. 1827, res. Peru, S. Am. ; m. 
3-13. Mary, b. 1829, res. Iowa. Oberdorf. 

3-1. Jacob Dawson, b. 1807, d. 1872, m. Anna Martin., 
who res. 1873, '" Philadelphia. Eight children: 
4-1. Wilbur Fisk, b. June 27, 1840, res. Philadelphia, bookkeeper in 

office of Evening Telegraph ; five children. 
4-2. William Henry. 
4-3. Charles Wesley, d. 
4—4. Erastus Buck, d. 
4—5. Samuel Martin. 

4-6. Margaret Elizabeth, m. Edward Bryson, res. Phila. ; three chn. 
4—7. Walter Scott, d. young. 
4—8. , d. young. 

' The materials for this record were gathered by Mr. C. while in pursuit of infor- 
mation concerning' the family of John Dawson, of Abin^'ton. (See preceding re- 
cord). The personal history of John Dawson, of Northumberland Co., is, unfortu- 
nately, almost a blank. The account of his descendants was furnished chiefly by 
Mr. Uriah Foulke, of Sunbury, Pa. 



l^he Dawso7i Family. 501 

3-2. Henry Dawson, b. 1809, d. 1852, m. 1829, Jane 
iValters. Six children, all res. in Illinois : 
4-9. Mary Ann, b. 1830. 
4-10. Rachc], b. 1831. 
4-11. Alice, b. 1833. 
4-12. Jane, b. 1835. 
4-13. Sarah, b. 1837. 
4-14. Maggie, b. 1841. 

3-3. Huldah Dawson^ b. 1811, d. 1834, m. 1832, Samuel 
Mann, who res. 1873, ^" Lancaster, Pa. One child : 
4-15. Mary Ann, b. 1835. 

3-4. Daniel Dawson, b. 181 3, d. 1850, m. 1839, Maria 
Keirn^ res. Northumberland Co., Pa. Children : 
4-16. Lucy Ann, b. 1840. 
4-17. John, b. 1843, d. 1864. 
4-18. Isaiah, b. 1845. 
4-19. Jackson, b. 1849. 

3-5. Catharine Dawson^ b. 1815, m. 1835, Henry Foulke, 
son of Joseph and Margaret Foulke, of Bucks Co., Pa. They 
res. 1873, ^^ Sunbury, Pa. Four children : 
4-20. Lucetta, b. 1836, d. 1871. 
4-21. Isaiah, b. 1838, d. 1865. 
4-22. Uriah, b. 1840, res. Sunbury. 
4-23. Harietta, b. 1842. 

3-6. Thomas Dawson, b. 1817, d. 1843, "^- ^^3^' Jerusha 
Trayer. Two children : 
4-24. Mary Ann, b. 1841, m. Hiram Conrad, preacher of Evangelical 

Association. 
4-25. Isaac, b. 1842; unm. 

3-9. Isaac Dawson, b. 1822, m. 1854, Nancy Laurel 
Reeves. Res. 1873, Warren, Ohio. Three children : 
4-26. William, b. 1855. 
4-27. Levis, b. 1856. 
4-28. Lizzie, b. 1858. 

3-11. Edward Dawson, b. 1825, m. 1848, Hester Har- 
locher. Res. 1873, St. Louis, Mo. Three children : 
4-29. William, b. 1849. 
4-30. Alice, b. 1850. 
4-31. Elmira, b. 1858. 

3-12. Joseph Dawson, b. 1827, m. 1856, Nelly Kitchen. 
Res. 1873, ^^^^1 South America. One child : 
4-32. William, b. 1858. 



ro2 T^he Dawson Family. 

3-13. Mary Daivson, b. 1829,111. 1849, Philip Oberdorf. 

Res. 1873, Iowa. Four children: 

4-33. Mary Alice, b. 1850. 
4-34. Lewis, b. 1852. 
4-35. Daniel, b. 1854. 
4-36. Rosa, b. 1856. 

4-1. Wilbur Fisk Dawson, b. June 27, 1840, m. Res. in 

Philadelphia, bookkeeper in office of Evening Telegraph. Five 

children : 

5-»- 

5-2. 

5-3- 
5-4. 
5-5- 

4-6. Margaret Elizabeth Dawson^ m. Edward Bryson, 
printer. Res. Philadelphia. Three children : 

5-6. 
5-7- 
5-8. 



Notes. I. George B. Dawson, said to have been an officer in the 
British army during the Revolutionary war, a member of Tarleton s 
Legion, resided in Philadelphia after the close of the struggle. Among 
his descendants is understood to be Dawson Coleman, Esq., a well known 
public man of Pa. (See pp. 147 and 368.) _ 

IL Prior to the Revolution, John Dawson Busch, a native of Uer- 
many (perhaps of mixed English and German parentage), emigrated to 
this country-, and settled in Gloucester Co., N. J. He was known here 
as JOHN Dawson, and numerous children and grand children claim the 
family name of Dawson ; but a brother, who settled in Pa., retained the 
name of Busch, which is still borne by his descendants. John Dawson 
(Busch) served as a soldier in the Am. army. (See p. 186, /?£?/'<f.) He 
was rvvice m., and had by ist wife, a son William, whose son, ot same 
name, now res. near Glassboro, N. J. By second wife he had, besides 
daughters, Aaron, hatter, who res. 1873, Washington, D. C, and has a 
family, and Job, b. about 1800, dry-goods merchant, 422 South Second 
street,' Philadelphia (1873). The last named has sons John C. and 
George Dawson, of the banking house of Brown Brothers, 21 1 Chestnut 
street, Philadelphia (1873). n , . t i j 

in. Paul Dawson, tailor, Philadelphia (1873), b. m Ireland, 
1826,' came to America, 1848. He m. Mary Anstis, and has had ten 
children, of whom three are living. He is the youngest son of John 
(d. about 1861), and Mar'j Dawson Dawson, cousins ; grandson of Paul 
Dawson, who m. IVhelply, and d. at an advanced age, about 1829. 



MARYLAND. 



" Nicholas Dawson, of Talbot county." Since the record 
beginning on page 302 was printed the following information 
has been received from Mr. James N. Dawson, of Conners- 
ville, Md. 

1. Ralph Dawson, the father of Nicholas of the record 

above referred to, " came from England," ' and had children 

as follows : 

2-1. Nicholas ; m.- 

2—2. Thomas. 

2-3. Joseph ; m. 

2-4. Impy ; tn. 

2-5. James. 

2-6. Elizabeth. Sewell. 

2-1. Nicholas Dawson, farmer, d. aged 89,^ m. Mary 
Cooky and had children : 

3-1. Thomas Cook ; f;i.^ 

3-2. Margaret. Fairbank. 

3-3. Nicholas Lurt\'. 

3-4. Elizabeth. Nevitt. 

3-5. Levin ; n. 

3-6. James, d. young. 

3-7. Ann. Sears. 

3-8. William ; m. 

3-9. Hugh, d. aged 25 ; unm. 

3-10. Mary, m. Richard Lawrence ; no issue. 

3-11. Richard, d. aged about 19. 

2-3. Joseph Dawson m. Miss Hadaway^ and had chn. : 

3-1 2. William H. 
3-13. James. 
3-14. Ralph. 



' So states Mr. J. N. D., but see page Z2I ; was not this the Ralph Dawson, 
3-3 of that record r 

' See page 30a, No. I, of that record. 
3 See page 302, No. a-i, of chat record. 



504 T^he Dawson Fa??iily. 

3-15. John. 
3—16, Aryann. 
3-17. Elizabeth. 

2-4. Impy Dawson m. Fannie Auld^ and had children : 

5-18. Deborah. 
3—19. Stephen. 
3-20. Thomas. 
3-21. Edward. 
3-22. Francis. 
3-23. Sallie. 

2-6. Elixaheth Dawson m. Basel Sewell. They had chn. : 

3-24. James. 
3-25. Clem. 
3-26. Basel. 
3-27. Elizabeth. 
3-28. Thomas. 

3-1. Thomas Cook. Dawson, farmer, d. aged 61, m. ist, 

Eli-z.aheth Barneti. They had : 

4—1. Mary Elizabeth. Larrimore. 
4-2. Emily. Tucker. 
4-3. Thomas B. ; w. 

He m. 2d, Harriet Linthicum.^ They had : 

4-4. James M., d. aged 2 years. 
4-5. James Nicholas ; m.- 

He m. 3d, Mrs. Ann M. Fountain. 3 They had : 

4—6. Richard L., d. in his 2 2d year ; unm. 
4-7. John Francis ; m.^ 

3-2. Alar gar et Dawson m. Capt. David Fairbank. They 
had one child : 
4-8. Dawson. 

3-4. Elizabeth Dawson m. Nevitt, and had one ch. : 

4-9. Mary Ann, d. aged 30 ; unni, 

3-5. Levin Dawson m. Jane Armor. They had : 

4-10. Mary Jane, m. Dr. Hays. 
4— 1 1. Lewis E. ; m. 

' See p. 30:, i-l. The name is there spelled Linchicum. 

' See p. 302, 3-1 of that record. 

3 See p. 302, 2-1. The maiden name only is there given, Ann Maria Coursey. 

* See p. 302, 3-2 of that record. 



T^he Dawso?i Family. 505 

3-7. Ayin Dawson m. Capt. Edward Sears. They had : 

4-12. Ann Maria. 
4—13. Theresa. 
4-14. Mary Jane. 
4-15. George. 
4-16. John. 
4-17. Margaret. 

3_3. William Dawson m. Sallle Smith. They had : 

4-18. Charles, d. young. 
4-19. Thomas. 
4-20. Mary Elizabeth. 
4-21. Hugh. 
4-22. Sallie. 
4-23. Charles. 
4—24. Rachel. 

4-1. Mary Elizabeth Dawson m. Robert Larrimore, and 

had: 

5-1. Mary Elizabeth. 

5-2. Martha. 

5-3. Robert. 

5-4. John. X 

4-2. Efnily Dawson m. Alfred Tucker, and had : 
5-5. John T., physician. 
5-6. Alfred. 
5-7. Susan. 
5-8. William. 
5—9. Emma. 
5-10. George. 

4-3. Thomas B. Dawson m. ist, Catharine Spedden, who 

d. without issue. 2d, Sallie Lowe: no issue. He d. aged 50. 

4-5. James Nicholas Dawson m. Catharine S. Muir. 

They had : 

5-11. John T., physician, m. Sallie E. Mitchell, res. Cornersville, Dor- 

Chester Co., MJ. 
5-12. Ida M., d. in infancy.,; 
5-13. James M., d. in infancy. 
5-14. Kate Muir, res. Dorchester Co., unm. 

4-7. John Francis Dawson m. ist, Sarah Josephine De- 
lahay. They had : 
5-15. William, d. aged 5 years. 
64 



^o6 T^he Dawson Fa??uly. 

He m. 2d, Emma Augusta Dclahay. They had : 
5-16. James N., d. young. 

4-11. Lewis E. Dawson m. Kate Hayslett. They had : 
5-17. Lewis, d. aged 9 years. 



Notes. 1. Alcade Dawson was a prominent man in Eastern Md. a 
few years since : a member of the state legislature. His wid. res. 1873, 
al Scaford, Del. 

II. Dr. James Dawson (see p. 225, 6-6), d. in Talbot Co., Md., 
Feb. 21, 1874. The following from an Easton paper : " Death of Dr. 
"James Daicson. It becomes our duty to announce the death of our highly 
respectable and useful fellow citizen, Dr. James Dawson. This sad 
event occurred at his home in Eayside, near St. Michaels, on Saturday 
the 2i5t inst., [Feb. 1S74] when he was in the 68th year of his age. 
His demise was not unexpected by either his friends or himself, for his 
health had for some months past indicated an early departure, and yet 
when death was at hand it was hardly less painful to those who loved or 
revered him, because it had been anticipated, while it found in him, who 
had long been fitting himself for this supreme event, hardlv any better 
preparedness because of its having been foreseen and imminent. 

"James Dawson was the son of Major John Dawson, of this county, 
and was born near the Royal Oak, in the year 1806 [1S05.] After re- 
ceiving in the common schools of the neighborhood such instruction as 
they afforded, he was placed at the Academy in Easton, then under most 
excellent direction and tuition. At a proper age he was matriculated at 
the University of Maryland, from which he graduated Doctor of Medi- 
cine in the year 1828. He commenced the practice of medicine imme- 
diately after receiving his diploma, at York, Penn., but returned to his 
nadve county and settled in St. Michaels. From this town he removed 
to Easton, where he united the business of an apothecary with his practice. 
He remained in Easton but a short time. Dr. John Barnett, of Bayside, 
being about to abandon his practice, by reason of his age, Dr. Dawson 
saw that an opening was made for him, and he again returned to St. 
Michaels, and there settled. Here he soon acquired a large and lucrative 
country practice, which he enjoyed for many years. But in 1S43 or 
'44 he removed from the village to his farm just below, where he con- 
tinued to exercise his profession with undiminished success and accept- 
ance, at the same time giving attention to agricultural pursuits. Here he 
continued to live until his final departure, enjoying the confidence, respect 
and affection of the whole of that community in the midst of which he 
spent the greater part of his long life. 

" Of his mental quahties it may be said he was endowed with great 
perspicacit)-, a quick apprehension, and sound judgment. Without pre- 
tending to extensive learning, he was well informed upon all subjects that 



T^he Dawson Faviily. 507 

belong to general culture, and particularly upon those relating to his pro- 
fession. Justly regarding medicine as an empirical science, he naturally 
relied more upon experience than upon professional dogma, and as a man 
of independent thought and acute perceptivity, he depended more upon 
the results of his own observations, 'than upon the deductions ot others. 
Eminently conservative in his opinions and practice, he nevertheless was 
not disdainful of novelties in doctrine, nor unreasonably tenacious in his 
adherence to ancient usage. Belonging to the ' old school ' of medicine, 
he, who was ever, youthful in his feelings, could not but be in sympathy 
with modern progress in therapeutic art. 

" He was blessed with great cheerfulness of disposition, and buoyancy 
of spirits. Life seemed to present to him, like the moon to earth, its 
bright side only. His humor was inexhaustible and literally irrepressible. 
It was so ebullient that upon the most inopportune occasions it would, 
as it were against his will, bubble over. His wit, however, was never 
bitter or acrimonious, and though it sometimes irritated it inflicted no 
festering wound. 

"Of his moral qualities, all who knew him are able to testify that he 
was honorable in his impulses and upright in his actions. In his youth 
a great exuberance of vitality may have betrayed itself in a manner which 
strict propriety might not approve ; but for many years previous to his 
death religion had been a pervasive influence in his life, sanctifying motives 
which even without it were not unworthy, and consecrating conduct which 
even without it was never anything but respectable. He was warm and 
constant in his attachments. If nature had endowed him with strong 
antipathies and repugnances, she had also gifted him with a generous toler- 
ance of the infirmities of others, while religion taught him to harbor no 
resentments or animosities. He was an affectionate parent, a kind friend, 
an obliging neighbor and a considerate master. He was always ready to 
obev the call of the poor for the discharge of his offices as a physician, 
but' his charities were not confined to the gratuitous performance ot his 
professional services. For many years he was an active and consistent 
member of the Methodist Episcopal church, of whose doctrine and 
polity he was ever an able defender, and of whose salutary influence, in 
amending the life and purifying the heart, he was a most conspicuous and 
worthy example. 

" In politics he was an early Whig, and in the latter part of his life an 
earnest Republican. During the war of the Rebellion he warmly es- 
poused the cause of the government, and he was one of those who, in 
his section, and at (hat dark time, were instrumental in keeping alive the 
sacred flame of patriotism. 

" He married the daughter of the late Wm. Hambleton, of Emerson's 
Point, by whom there was born to him a large family. His domestic 
relations were of the happiest kind. 

" He was buried at Emerson's Point, on Monday last, a large con- 
course of people following him to the grave, and ministers of different 
denominations participating in the funeral services." 



CANADA. 

John William Dawson, LL.D., F.R.S., F.G.S., principal 
and vice-chancellor of McGilL University, Montreal, and author 
of " Archaia," " Acadian Geology," ' " The Story of the Earth 
and Man," etc., is well known in the United States, not only 
by his published works, but as an eminent and popular lecturer 
on scientific subjects. He was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, 
October, 1820. His father, James Dawson, publisher and 
bookseller at Pictou, was the son of John Dawson, of Ordiqu- 
hill, Banffshire, Scotland, who belonged to a family long settled 
there, and believed to have originally immigrated to Scotland 
from Ireland in the interest of James H, when the latter was 
struggling with William of Orange. They were a Roman 
Catholic f^imily, hut Dr. Dawson's branch of it became Prot- 
estants, and has connections scattered over England, Scotland, 
British America and Australia. The late Mr. R. Dawson, of 
Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, well known as a zoologist, 
was of this family, and Mr. George Dawson, lecturer in photo- 
graphic chemistry, King's College, London, is a branch of it. 

Dr. Dawson's early academic training was received in the 
College of Pictou, Nova Scotia, under the principalship of the 
Rev. Dr. McCulloch,a graduate of Glasgow. After complet- 
ing a course of four vears in that institution, and spending some 
time in the study of the Natural History of his native province, 
he matriculated in the University of Edinburgh, session of 
1840-1, and studied during the winter under Prof. Jameson. 
He then returned to Nova Scotia and renewed his geological 
researches. In 1842 he accompanied Sir Charles Lyell in his 
tour of that province. He returned to Edinburgh in the 
autumn of 1846, and again entered the University, devoting his 
time principally to the study of practical chemistry. At this 
time he contributed two papers to the Royal Society of Edin- 
burgh and one to the Wernerian Society, and subsequently re- 
ceived from the University the honorary degree of Master of 

■J. D.iwson & Sons, publisliers, Pictou, N. S.. 1S55; publishers, also, of Dawson's 
Map of Noi.'a Scotia ar.d Prince EdiuarJ's Island, 1S51, and of ^ Handbook of Gcov;^- 
raphy'and Natural H:st;rY of tkc Province of Not' a Sc-jt!a,fr th: use of Schonli and 
Families, by the subject of this notice. Dr. Dawson's portrait has been published in 
the New Dominion Maga'zine ; also in a work on the medals of McGill College, by 
Mr. Landham. 



T^he Dawsoji Family. 509 

Arts. In 1850 he was appointed superintendent of education 
for Nova Scotia, which office he held for three years. He 
afterwards served on various educational commissions, and in 
1855 he was offered and accepted the office of Principal and 
Professor of Natural History in the iMcGill College and Uni- 
versity, the oldest, and in many respects the most considerable 
university in Canada. This office, together with that of vice- 
chancellor, which has been since added, he now holds. During 
his connection with it the University has been extremely pros- 
perous, and in respect to its course of study, and in public esti- 
mation and support, it may challenge comparison with most of 
the older universities. 

Dr. Dawson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, of 
the Geological Society of London, and of the Academy of Arts 
and Sciences of Boston ; a Foreign Corresponding Fellow of the 
Edinburgh Geological Society ; a Member of the American 
Philosophical Society ; an Honorary Member of the Natural 
History Society of Boston, and a Corresponding Member of the 
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and of several 
other societies. He has also been several times elected President 
of the Natural History Society of Montreal. Among his contri- 
butions to the literature of Natural Science may be mentioned 
twenty-five papers published in the Proceedings of the Geological 
Society of London ; a work entitled " Acadian Geology," on the 
geology of the eastern provinces of British North America j a 
work entitled " Archaia, or Studies of the Cosmogony and 
Natural History of the Hebrew Scriptures ;" " The Story of 
the Earth and Man," a popular scientific work illustrating the 
aspects of successive stages in the earth's history, as disclosed by 
geology ; besides several educational and scientific works of a 
more local nature, and numerous contributions to the Canadian 
Naturalist and other periodicals. All of these have been favor- 
ably received by the public. As a lecturer on scientific subjects 
Dr. Dawson is exceedingly popular. He is regarded as one of 
the most eminent and able opponents of the Darwinian theory 
of evolution. He unites the characters of a Christian and a 
man of science, and in his addresses and published works he 
seeks to emancipate his favorite study "from tiie control ot the 
bald metaphysical speculations so rife in our time," and especially 
to deliver it "■ from that materialistic infidelity, which, by robbing 



CIO ^ ^he Dawson Family. 

nature of the spiritual elements and of its presiding Divinity, 
makes science dry, barren and repulsive, diminishes its educa- 
tional value, and even renders it less efficient for purposes of 
practical research." 

Hon. John A. Dawson, of Pictou, N. S., cousin of the 
above named, is a member of the House of Commons of Canada. 
S.J. Dawson, C. E., commanded the Canadian "Red 
River Expedition" of 1858, and is the author of A Report on 
the Exploration of the Country betzueen Lake Superior and the Red 
River Settlement^ and betiueen the latter place and the Assiniboinc 
and Saskatchewan, printed by order of the [Canadian] Legislative 
Assembly, 4to., Toronto, 1859.' 

Rev. Eneas McD. Dawson, a Catholic clergyman, of Three 
Rivers, Canada, translator of the Count De Maistre's The Pope, 
is said to be a brother of the explorer, above named. 

Hon. William McD. Dawson, a member of the Legislative 
Assembly of Canada, 1862-3, res. at Ottawa. 

Dawson Brothers, Montreal, booksellers, publishers of 
many educational and scientific works, and of the Canadian 
Medical Journal znA Canadian Naturalist; SiDDONS & Dawson, 
editors and publishers of the Educator znd Herald and Prototype, 
and Dawson & Brothers, publishers, at London, Province of 
Ontario ; and Middleton & Dawson, booksellers and pub- 
lishers of the ^ebec Gazette, at Quebec, are well known Cana- 
dian names.^ 

I Mr. Dawson spent several days and nights, on Manitoba, a small Island in the 
middle "of one of the larger lakes to the northwest of Lake Superior, which the In- 
dians shun as haunted ground. r • • u u 

« On no condition will thev approach it, much less land on it, for it is the home 
oi Manitoba— thz Speaking (3od — whose voice they hear nightly as they camp by 
the lake or guide their fishing boats over Its surface. The ' voice ' is no myth. _ It 
assails not the Indian's ear alone, but the white man's as well. Whence comes it ? 
The superstitious Ojibway hears and keeps away, piously pronouncing the name of 
God. The Englishman hears and examines. Not the inquisitive investigator, but 
the divinity of the place perishes by the invasion. Touched by the wand of science, 
the mystery of the place is resolved into a simple natural phenomenon — the beating 
of the waves on a pei:uliarly sonorous shingle. Along the northern shoreof the Island 
runs alow clitf of compact, rtne grained limestone, which clinks like steel under the 
stroke of a hammer. When the wind blows from the north, the waves beating at 
the foot of the cliff dash the fragments of stone against each other, causing them to 
give forth a sound which resembles the ringing of distant church bells. So strong 
is this resemblance that the explorer was more than once awakened in the night with 
the impression that he was listening to chimes. When the breeze subsides and the 
waves play gently on the shore, low wailing sounds — spirit voices to the awe-stricken 
Ojibway —come up from the beach. And as the explorer lay on his bed oi moss- 
covered rock at night and experienced their peculiarly impressive elTect, he tound^ U 
very easy, he says, to understand why the credulous nativco should avoid the place. 

»Sec page 152, note 14. 



ROLL OF HONOR. 



Under this title the U. S. Government has recently caused to 
be published lists of the Union soldiers who died during the war, 
interred in the various national cemeteries and elsewhere, so far 
as their names and places of burial could be ascertained. The 
lists comprise many thousands of names and cover hundreds of 
closely printed pages. The following names are from these 
lists : 

Dawson, M. M., Lt. Col., looth Pa., d. June 30, 1864, Nat. Cem., 

Arlington, Va. 

D., private, Co. D., 17th Mich. Cav., d. Aug. 8, 1864, An- 
dersonville Cem., Ga. 

Lewis B., " " K., 58th Pa., d. Nov. 22, 1864, Nat. Cem., 
Hampton, Va. 

William, " " G., 2d. W. Va. Cav., d. April 24, 1865, 
Nat. Cem., Hampton, Va. 

Alphonzo, " " F., 12th U. S., d. March 31, 1S65, Anna- 
polis, Md. 

John, " " C, 62d 111., d. June 8, 1864, Pine Bluff's, 

Arkansas. 
" N. C, " 3d Ohio Battery, d. July 17, 1862, Cin- 
cinnati, O. 

James, " Co. D., 155th Pa., d. Jan. 6, 1863, Point 
Look Out, Md. 

William, " " G., 48th Mo. Cav., d. Jan. 31, 1865, 
Jefferson Citv, Mo. 
" Wm. H., " " H., 14th 111., d. March 18, 1862, St. Louis, 
Mo. 

Zadock, " " K., 24th Iowa, d. Feb. 9, 1863, St. Louis, 
Mo. 

Jeremiah, " " B., 13th Iowa, d. Oct. 11, 1863, Jeffer- 
son Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. 

Stephen, " " K., 79th Penn., d. May 7, 1865, New 
Cem., Newbern, N. C. 

John F., " " E., 31st Ind. Inft., d. June 25, 1864, 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 
" James, " " B., 13th Iowa, d. Jan. 12, 1865, Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn. 
" August, " " G., 1st Wis. Cav., d. Dec. 15, 1863, Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn. 



^ 1 2 The Dawson Family. 

Dawson, Abraham, priv., Co. K., 20th Ind., d. Sept. 2, 1862, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 
Williams.," " E., 21st Ind., d. Dec. 22, 1864, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 
" Robert, " " D., 5tli N. Y., d. March 30, 1865, Cypress 

Hill Ccm., L. L, N. Y. 
«' John, " " G., 48th N.Y.,d. Aug. 13, 1864, Rich- 

mond, Va. 
J. M., " " M., 6th Ky. Cav., d. Feb. 18, 1864, Rich- 
mond, Va, 
George, " " E., 8th N. Y. Heavy Art., d. Nov. 9, 1864, 

Salisbury, N. C. 

Smiley C, " " I., n3th 111., d. Sept. 9, i863,Cah3ba, Ala. 

William, sergeant, Co. D., 24th Ohio Inf., d. March 10, 

1864, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

t( C H " " H., 18th U. S.Inf., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

" JohnM., private, Co. H., 76th N. Y. S. M., Nat. Cem., 

Gettysburg, Pa. 
" Thomas, " " A., 78th N. Y., Nat. Cem., Gettysburg. 

«< S., " " E., 93d Ind., Millen, Ga. 

'< Noah, Indianapolis, Ind. 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 

1874. 



Notice. The compiler solicits the aid of all interested for the correction of any errors 
or omissions which may be discovered in this volume, and to this end requests the com- 
munication of corrected and additional records. 

He has reason to suppose that in many more instances than those in which the 
result has been communicated to him the collection and arrangement ot family rec- 
ords has been undertaken as suggested and urged by his various circular letters. 
Not only more attention has thus been paid to the preservation of such records, as a 
result of his labors, but more will be paid in future; and he will be greatly obliged 
for the communication of any such additional records as may be sent him. He will 
undertake to arrange and carefully preserve the same for future use, and it they should 
not be printed by him they will be deposited in some proper public collection, and 
thus be made available to any future enquirer. 

The additions and corrections following are, mainly, the result of a distribution of 
the proofs of the foregoing pages among the families interested. 

Address, 

CHARLES C. DAWSON, 

Plainfield, N. J. 

Page 3, note 4.. For Et^omological read Etsmological. 

Page lo, lines 15 and' 16. For Cumberland read Camberwell. Peter Dawson, 
vicar of Camberwell, m. Feb. 7, 1 621, Mrs. Dorothy Martin. C-Jl:ctanca Gen., vol. 
3, p. 162. 

Page 15. Add to list of localiries : Dawson Co., Ter. of Wyommg ; Dawson 3 
(P.O.), Hopkins Co., Ky. ; Dawson's Cross Roads (P.O.), Halifax Co., N. C. ; 
Dawson's Landing (P.O.), Bladen Co., N. C. 

Page 18. Add to note 8: One Dawson, a loyalist, commanding a brig called 
the " Hope," planned an attack on Machias, Me., 1777. See Kidder's Eastern 
Maine and Neva Scotia, p. 43. 

Page 43. W. of Titus D.ausok ('4-9). For Sybil Dennhon read Sybil Denison. 

Page 46. Children of John Daniel Smith (5-6). After 6-10, add 6-ioA. 
Mary, b. July 6, 1S17, m. March 6, 183S, John R. Downer, b. June 20, 1805. 
Two children: L James R., b. Feb. i, 1S39, m. Dec. 22, 1864, Margaret Ann 
Herrick, and has three children. Frank H., b. Oct. 6, 1865, Edgar L, b. June 27, 
1867, George Herbert, b. Aug. 29, 1873. IL Charles, b. May 14, 1S44, m. Feb. 
19, 1861, Helen Witman. 

Page 55. Mary Diane Dazvr.n (6-77) m.Jn Springfield, Mass., Jan. I, 1874, 
Charles D. Pe^se. Res. Springfield. 

Page 56. Children of John Dawson (5-21). Mary Ann (6-85), after b., for 
May read .March. Milton (6-86), after b., for March 28, read .March I. 

Page 61. Children of Joel Dawson Smith (6-10). John Daniel (7-12) m. at 
Castleton, Dec. 21, 1863, Maggie Hudson; child, Joel D., 2J, b. Oct. 28, 1866. 

65 



5 1 4 T^he Dawson Family. 

Will'am Peck (7-13), m. at Castleton, June 24, 1868, Georgiana Knowlton ; 
child, WiH'um K., b. March 25, 1S70. Charles Hyde (7-14), m. at Castleton, 
Sept. 23, 1869, Hciter J. Callanan ; child Mary Grace, b. Sept. 15, 1871. 

Page 62. Children ot" T. Reily Van Hoesen. For two read three, and add : 
"j-zib. Raymond, b. May 19, 1873. 

Page 62, note 2. For Elisha Fowler read Elihu Fowler. 

Page 64. W. of William Holt Dawsos (6-33). For Martha Wilmot read 
Martha C. IFurnct. 

Page 65. Child ot' William Holt Dawson (6-33). . For Frances Emma (7-50), 
read Frances Ermina. 

Page 66. Children of Hen'y" Shepard Dawson (6-34). For Henry Shepard 
(7-56), read Henry Smith. Florence Irene (7-63), for b. Nov. 10, read b. Nov. 15. 

Page 6S. For Fullager (7-74), read Fullagar. 

Page 70. Children of Frederick William Meloy (6-41). Anna (7-86), for res. 
Great Valley, read res. Ellicottville. Charles Frederick (7-87), for res. Cuba read res. 
Attica. 

Page 70. Rev. JuDAH L. Richmond (6-41). For graduate of Hamilton College 
read graduate of .Madison University, Hamilton, N. Y., 1833. He was in the Baptist 
niinistry thirty-rive years. 

Page 71. Richmond. Frederick William (7-95), for res. Cleveland read res. Ai, 
Fulton Co. Katherine (7-96), for res. Goshen, Ind., read res. Brighton, Lorain Co., O. 

Page 71, note i, line 4. Res. of Lewis Keeler. For Greene read Union. 

Page 74. Kinney. Fur Kate Eugenia (7-132) read Kate Luthera. 

Page 77. Oliver Winston Dawson (6-57). In consequence of impaired health, 
Mr. Dawson resigned, in Nov., 1S73, his clerkship in the General Ticket olfice of the 
Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railway Co. In accepting his resignation 
the officers of that company testified in Hattering terms to the ridelity and efficiency 
with which, during a clerkship of nearly twenty years, Mr. D. had discharged the 
duties of his office. 

Page 77. Timothy John Dawson (7-144), m. in Middletown, N. Y., April 
28, 1874, Miss Hden Dar.n. They res. in Toledo, O. 

Page 78. Edward Sesried Dawso-^ (6-5S). For Robinson (first line) read 
Robison. For E. S. Dawson & Co. (eighth line) read Dawson &: Co. Sirik: cut 
(lines 17 and 18) is the oldest institution of the kind in Syracuse, and and insert was 
chartered in 1S55, and is. 

Page 78. Edward Seymour Dawson (7-149), graduated, March 12, 1S74, in the 
College of Pharmacy, at Philadelphia, Pa., receiving the Alumni gold medal for 
superior scholarship. 

Page 82. Trvman Rowley Colman (6-61), for b. Nov. 9, read b. Nov. i 3 ; for 
twelve (ninth line) read thirteen. 

Page 85. Children of .VIoses Beecher (6 67). Jessie Gumming (7-174), for res. 
1873, in Warren, read d. in Ellicottville, Aug. 30, 1853. Harry Downer (7-178), 
for b. 1S44 read b. 1S64. 

Page 86. For Richard C = ry (6 70), read Richard L. Cary. 

Page 87. W. of RoLLiN Laure.1t Dawson (6-72). Jane Elizabith Lezvis. For 
b. Oct. 6, read b. March 2. 

Page 87, note i. Pikrce. For stone mason (ist line) read mason. For 
Ebenezer (2d line) read Eber. For Ebenezer (3d line), read Eber, and erase words 
in parenthesis. 

Page 90. Mii.TON D.^wson (6-86). For b. March 28, read b. March I. After 
Mary Ann &:hof.;ld, b. in Spencer, 1826, irase where she res. 1873, and add not: : 
She m. Oct. 6, 1S72, Samuel .Miller, of Wolcott, Wayne Co., N. Y. 

Page 93. Children of Joel Carolus Doolittle (6-107). Sylvester Legrand 
(7-271), for b Jan. 21, read b. Jan. 31. Emma Elizabeth (7-274), for b. April 
15, read b. April 22. 

P-^b'e 9+- 7 ''--^ Jisfph-ie DxAhtlc (7-283), m. April 14, 1872, Newton C. 
Abbott; res. 1S73, Dover, Fayette Co., Iowa. 



Additions and Corrections. 515 

^ Page 9S. Charles Clapp Fuller (6-140). For res. Cumberland town5hip, 
Greene Co., Pa., read res. Brownsville, Union Co., Pa. 

Page 99. Children of Ben.ajah Hervey Douglass (7-25). John Francis (8-9), 
m. Sept. II, 1S73, Annie Letfingwell Blake, b. Aug. 14, 1S50, dau. of Philos 
Howard Blake and w. Mary Woodbridge Hudson. For Benajah Holt (S-ll), read 
Benajih Hervey. 

Page 99. ViNus Alling (7-26). For b. 1819, read b. 1809. 

Page 99. Chester Holt Dougl.\ss (7-28"). For b. Dec. 12, read b. Dec. 10. 

Page 100. Benjamin Hulbert Roberts {7-29), b. Jan. 27, 182S. 

Page 100. W. of WiLLrA.M Bradley Douglass (7-30). For Martha Horton, read 
Martha LcJcma Hort'jn. 

Page 100. Rev. Solomon Johnson Douglass (7-31). For Samuel H. Eliot read 
Samuel H. Elliot. For Eliot Chester (8-24), read Elliot Chester. 

Page 104. Child of Edward VVv.lter Dawson (7-51 j. For Mary Lilia (8-51) 
read iVIary Leila. 

Page 105. W. of Theodore Si.meon Rogers (7-73). For Harriet Nacina 
Jcinson read Harriet Njrcissa Johnson. 

Page 106. For Langley Full^ger (7-74), read Langley Fullagar. 

Page loS. Children of Theodore Richmond (7-91). After 9-96 add 9-96^. 
Chester Dawson, b. in Chattanooga, Tenn., March 15, 1874. 

Page iiS. Samue'. James Gifford (7-162). Erase insurance agent. 

Page 119. After David Gibbs Alling (7-167), erase the words one child : also 
erase the line following. 

Page 122. Child of Myron Havill.\h Dawson (7-221). For Sidney (8-168), 
read Sidney Myron. 

Page 122. Erase note I. 

Page 123. Child of Wallace Adelbert Morse (7-236). For Hattie Viola 
(8-176), read Hattie Estella, b. Jan. 4, 1872. 

Page 125. Sylvester Legrand Doolittle (7-271.') For b. Jan. 21, read b. Jan. 
31. For Addle H^rrcy read Addle Har'ves. For Hattie Horrey read Hattie Harvey. 

Page 126. Child of Edwin G.arrit Doud (7-291). Jane Sperry (8-2O0), for 
res. Freedom read res. Nelson. 

Page 127. Rev. Isaac .Mills Ely (8-61). For Presbyterian church at Chenango 
Forks read Congregational church at Chenango Forks. 

Page 128. Child of Robert D. Jillson (8-63). After 9-8 read Robert 
Falkner. 

Page 134. Henry Dawson (3-7). m. April 16, 1848, Sarah A. Ward,h. in New- 
town, March 8, 1S26. Child, Catharine (4-23), b. June 7, 1849. 

Page 1 38. John Selkirk Dawson (2-6), b. in Barnet, Vt., Sept. 24, 181 1, m. 
1st, at Bangor, Me , Jan. 25, 1838, Salome Emerson. They had one dau. (see p. 
13S, 3-22). He m. 2d, Jan. 18, 1870, Mrs. Abby E. Sharpe, and res. 1S73, Put- 
nam, Ct. Mr. Dawson began railroad building on the Boston and Lowell R. R. in 
1831-32, and has been most of his life since engaged in similar enterprises. He 
enlisted, Sept. 12, 1862, at Davenport, Iowa, in Co. K., 37th Iowa Vols., composed 
ot patriotic youths of over 45, and well known as the Grey-beard Regiment, in 
which he served until the organization was disbanded at the close of the war, in 
May, 1865. 

Page 142. W. of Hen.'sy Dawson (3-1). For Alice fFostenholme, dau. of John 
Wostenholme, read Alice fyolstenholme, b. Oct. 12, iSo4,dau. of John Wolstenholme. 
Their son George (4-4), for res. Blair, Neb. read res. Grant, Neb. 

Page 143. Children of James Crompton (3-2). Substitute the following for list 
as printed: 4-16. Margaret, m. Johnson, res. Amc;bury, .Mass., live child- 
ren; 4-17. Thomas, res. Hartford, Ct., m. no issue ; 4-18. Ellen, m. Nesbitt, 

res. Amesbury, .Mass.; 4-19. Ann, u«ot ; 4-20. Rachel, m. Tate, res. 111., 

twelve children; 4-21. James, res. Windsor Locks, m., several children ; 4-21^. 
Matilda, unm. 4-22. Alice, m. Johnson, several children ; 4-23. Mirw,unm. 

Page 143. Child of Willlam Crompton (3-4)- Mariana (4-261, m. May 10, 
1855, her cousin Thomas Crompton. They res. in Windsor, Ct. ; no issue. 



516 The Dawson Fainily. 

Page 144. Children of John Dawson (4-1). After four children read living, and 
add to list two children d. as follows : Esther Caroline, b. in Wallingford, Ct , Aug. 
II, 1850, d. in Thompsonville, Ct., Sept. 11,1851 ; Charles Robert, b. in Thomp- 
sonville, Ct., July 20, 1853, drowned at Worcester, Mass., June 22, 1859. 

Page 145. Child of Ch.^rles D.awson (4-7). Alida A. (5-201, m. in Holden, 
Mass., Jan. I, 1S74, Henry C. Chenery. 

Page 146. Rev. Reuel Hotchkiss Tuttle (4-28). For b. in Old Town, Me., 
read b. in Hartford, Ct. ; for He is rector read He was until recently rector. For five 
children read four children, and trasc lint begir.rAr.g 5-34. Also, change place of 
birth of Annie Elizabeth (5-33) from Hartford, Ct.. to Old Town, Me. 

Page 150. Add to note i, as follow^s: Folkert or Volkert Dawson bap. at Schenec- 
tady Sept. 26, I 73 I, was son of ^^'illianl Daasen, cooper, and w. Ariaantje, dau. of 
Volkert Veeder, m. Feb. 22, 1729. Folkert m. Geertruy, dau. of Ryckert Hilton, 
of Albany. Their son Richard was bap. Dec. 11. 1763. William Dawson, of 
Schenectady, m. Gennet McArthur ; child, Gennct, b. Nov. 2, 17S9. Pearson's 
Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectadw 

Page 152, line 23. D.^wsoN.' For T. W. (Rev.) read T. M (Rev). 

Page 166. Children of James Dawson (2-1). For James (3-1) read James W. ; 
for Mary (3-5) read Mary A. j and see page 180. 

Page 1 68. Child of George Dawson (2-2). For Burritt S. (3-7) read Burret 
S. ; for unr:. read m.. and see page iSl. 

Page 173. Henry Barton Dawson (2-1). For Company (ist line) read Society. 
For (loth line) Ulanua! of the common council of New York city, for 1855, read 
Manual cf the Common Ccuncil cf Nciu York city for I 8 55. 

Page 175. Child of Henry Barton Dawson yi-i). After George Cooley (3-5) 
read telegraph operator. 

Page 183. Child of Richard DAWbON (2-2). For Zedediah (3-6) read Jedediah. 

Page 184. Children of Francis Dawson (3-1). Deborah (4-10), for res. Glou- 
cester Co., read Woodstown, Salem Co. Rebecca (4-13), for Castle read Costle. 

Page 184. Children of Francis D.\wson (4-8). For list as printed read as follows : 
Samuel, Jonathan. Mary Ann (m. Calahan), George, John, Elizabeth, Francis. 

Page 185. Child of Israel Applegate (4-12). Mary (5-20) m. Kirkbride. 

Page 185. For Mahlon Castle (4-13) read Mahlon Costle. 

Page 185. Child of John E. Tozer (5-15). For Rachel (6-3) read Rachel C. 

Page 186. Rev. Thomas M. Dawson (5-16). After from ^5th line) eras; the. 

Page 187. John and Dorothy Dawson. For of Abington, Pa. (Sth line>, read 
ofHatboro and Philadelphia, Pa. After fifth paragraph read Jane Dawson w. of 
Emanuel Dawson, d. in Philadelphia, i mo. 30, 169S. Qy. : 1st w. } 

Page 188. After second line read. Ann Dawson made a will dated June 16, 1755, 
but for some reason it was set aside, and letters of administration were granted to one 
of her creditors. The witnesses to the will were Robert Worrell, Jane Worrell, late 
Jane Dawson, Joseph Sermon, and Mary Dawson, dau. of Isaac Dawson. See page 
420 (2-5). 

Page 189. Erase first and second lines of note 3. 

Page 191. Child of Willia.m Dawson (3-6). William Lewis (4-1), for d. young, 
read d. in U. S. Marine Corps. 

Page 191, note i. Add: For notice of Josiah Dawson (3-10) see Henry Simpson's 
Li'ves of Eminent PbiladelpbiuBS nozu deceased, I 8 59. 

Page 191. .MoRDECAi Lewis Dawson (4-3). Betiveen the and monthly (4th line) 
insert Twelfth street. 

Page 192. For Stephen P. Morris (5-3) read Stephen Morris. He was son of 
Henry and Caroline .Morris. 

Page 194. Child of Thomas Scott Dawson (3-1). Ella Groome (4-1), for 
m. Philemon T. KENf:ER, read m. Philemon T. Kennard. 

Page 203. Children of Robert Dawson (3-10). Insert full names as follows : 
Elizibeth Ballantyne, Jo=eph Hamilton, Andrew Rea Z , Luther Gailey, John 
Pinkerton. 

Page 204. Child of Ja.mes Dawson (3-1 i). Martha S. (4-14), m. Dr. Adair. 



Additions and Corrections. 517 

Page 204. Tilars Dazi-son, w. of Matthew Nelson (3-11), d. 1S73. 
Page 204. John Dawson and w. (3-14J res. Washington, Iowa. 
Page 207. For Eiizabrth B. Dazvion (4-5) read Elizabeth Bal/antyre Daiuson. 
Page 207. For Luther G. Dawson (4-8) read Luther Gailey Dawson. Mr. D. 
was acting judge of" the Washington, D. C, Police Court, 1873. 

Page 207. For John P. Dawson (4-9) read John Pinkerton Dawson. 
Page 22 j. Dr. James Dawson (,6-6) d. at St. Michaels, Md., Feb. 20, 1874. Sit 
page 506. 

Page 226. Children of Dr. James Dawson (6-6). John Alvan (7-8). after res. 
Talbot Co., read physician. For Douglass Hambleton (7-9) read Douglas Hambleton. 
Page 22S. Children of Thomas Russell Dawson (6-20). Henry Anstice (,7-34) 
d. June 8, 1871 ; Mary Saltonstall, b. in Philadelphia, March 26, 1874. 

Page 229. Throughout the record beginning on this page, for Prince George 
county read Prince George's county. 

Page 233. Nicholas Dawson (3-2). For d. about 1800 read d. 1789. On the 
authority of his son, Hon. John Dawson, it is now stated (1S74) that N. D. was m. 
in Fayette county, Pa. [ai r.ctt 31, and had, besides two sons, two daughters, one of 
whom, the eldest child, was b. 17S1. In last line of note 3, for child read son. 

Page 233. John Dawson (3-4). He m. EU-zahcb Harrison. They had, besides 
the four sons named in record, another son whose name was Benjamin. 

Page 236. ChilJ of Robert Doyne Dawson (3-17). Verlinda U., (4-34), for 
d. about 1S64, read b. I-S>,d. 1856. 

Page 238. George Dawson (4-2). His w. Mary Kenr.tdy, was b. at Charleston, 
S. C, about 1794, only child of Samuel and Mary Kennedy. Her father d. at 
Charleston, and she was brought up by her grandparents, who resided at York, Pa. 
Her grandfather, Dr. Robert Kennedy, a Scotch Presbyterian, was an eminent phy- 
sician, and one of the early se:tlers of York. The children of George and Alary 
Kennedy Dawson are now nanced in the order of birth, as follows : Sarah Ann, John 
Littleton, Louisa, Samuel Kennedy, Ellen, George Nicholas, Mary Kennedy, Elizabeth 
Jennings, Catharine Harrison, George Fielding. 

Page 239. Children of Adpison Ruby (5-12). Dawson, L. H., Edward A. 
Page 239. Children of Dr. William Sturgeon (5-13). John D., Daniel, 
Mary E., Kate B., Ellen B. 

Page 239. Children of Henry Baldwin (5-14). John D., Henry, Richard D., 
Ann B., Louisa B. 

Page 239. Child of A. K. Johnson (5-16). Charles Dawson, b. Dec. 13, 1872. 
Page 239. Children of John M. Berry (5-17). John, Bailey, Lizzie, Evie. 
Page 239. Children of John Nicholas Davsson (5-18). J. Evans, Richard W., 
Ann Bailey. 

Page 239. Capt. Henry Clay Dawson (5-15). Erase two lines except name, also 
erase note i, and read as follows: Born at Uniontown, Pa., Feb. i, 1834, gradu- 
ated at Madison College, June, 1S54, and was admitted to practice law, June, 1 8 57. 
He entered the Army of the Potomac on its first organization, in the 8th Reg't. 
Pa. Reserves, and was captain of Co. G. ; was wounded at the lirst t)attle of Fred- 
ericksburgh, Va., Dec. 13, 1S62. He is now engaged in farming and stock raising. 
He m. April 26, 1867, Mars Agnei McCiosk:\, eldest dau. of John MtCloskey, pro- 
prietor of the Po't Perry Coal Mines, Alleghany Co., Pa. They res. 1874, at 
Lynchburg, Highland Co., Ohio, and have two children : Anne Louisa, b. May 
28, 1S6S, Bailey, b. Dec. 22, 1871. 

Page 240. Benoni Dawson (4-18). His w. a dau. of Daniel and Katherine D. 
McKennon. 

Page 243. Daniel Allnutt (4-34). See substitute for this record, page 261, 
note. 

Page 244. Child of Stephen N. Dawson ('4-36). Thomas J. (5-1 14), for res. 
near Russellville, read d. near Russellville, May 3. 1869. 

Page 245. Samuel Blackmore (5-128). After son of Benoni, for 5-81 read 
5-82. 

Page 246. Ashman. For Surah Dcnvson (5-1) read SiraA Ann Daivson. 



5i8 The Dawson Fa?}iily. 



Page 249, note, last line of first paragraph. P'or John Taylor of Carolina read 
John Taylor of Caroline. 

Page 252. Hon John Littleton Dawson (5-2). For JFhalcy read TVhlrhy. His 
w. dau. of Robert Clarke, b. near Wilmington, Del., and w. Sarah Whirley, b. at 
Hagerstown, Md. ; m. at Brownsville, Pa. 

Page 252. For Frank N. HuxcHisspN (6-8), read Frank M. Hutchinson. 

Page 252. Cass. Elhn Dazuson (5-8). For youngest read third. 

Page 252. Howell. For E'izabcth Da-ivion (5-5), read EHzabub Jennings 

Pa^e 253. Gen. Samlel Kennedy Dawson (5-9). For m. Jcanncttt JVeston tt^i 
m. ytan JVcitnn. After 6-lS, for Jeannette read Jean. 

Page 264. Charles E. Speer (6-4). Add note : Son of Dr. James R. and Hetty 
Morrow Speer; gr. son of Rev. Dr. Spcer, an eminent Presbyterian divine. 

Page 264. Henry Whiteley Patterson (6-6). Add note : Alfred Patterson, b. 
Fayette Co., Pa., son of John Patterson, farmer; Caroline Whiteley, b. at Newark, 
Del., dau. of Col. Henry and Caroline Whiteley. 

Page 279. Shadrach H. Dawson (2-9). He d. in Philadelphia. 

Page 2S2. Daniel Dawson (3-14), m. at Wilmington meeting, Del. ; Warner 
Dawson signed certiticare as witness, gy. As to latter : son of Wm. Dawson of 
Philadelphia.' S:c f^gt 190(3-8). 

Page 2S2. William Dawson (3-17), m. Elizabeth • . Elizabeth Dawson 

d. 3 mo. 7, 1836. fVilmington, Del., Aleetitig Records. 

Page 308. Capt. William Francis Dawson (2-2). Capt. Dawson is honorably 
mentioned in Bennett's Ceylan and its Capabilities, p. 301. He visited the island in 
1826. 

Page 310. Commander William Dawson (3-1). For b. 1S32, read b. 1833. 

Page 310. Lieut. Llewellyn Styles Dawson (3-4). For new Guinea read Xew 
Guinea. 

Page 310. For Sidney Pace Dawson (3-7), read Sidney P. Dawson. 

Page 312, n;f?. George Francis Dawson (3-2). For hancially (2d line) read 
financially; for world's (6th line) read Nation's. 

Page 514, si.xth line. For Commissary Dawson married read Commissary William 
Dawson married Mary, dau. of William and Mary Randolph Stith, and add note : It 

is said that they had a son who m. Johnson, of North Carolina, and had issue 

William Johnson Dawson, M. of C. from that state, 1793-5. ^^'^ ^'^°'" ^ ^^' 
Mem. Bjok of John Randolph of Roanoke. See Wynne's Historical Documents 
from the O.'d Dominion, 'So. V. (Vestry Book of Henrico Parish, Va.), p. 180. But 
see also, p. 238, ante. 

Page 314. Hon. John Dawson. M. C. .tJfter served in one of the state conven- 
tions of Virginia, add note : This was the constitutional convention of Va., held 
1788, to which he was a delegate with James Monroe for Spottsylvania (including 
Fredericksburg). See Reeves's Life and Times of James Madison, vol. 2, 553. 

Page 315. Add to note 3 as follows: One Martin Dawson d. in Albemarle 
county, Va., May, 1S35, aged 55. By his will he set free si.xty slaves and provided 
for their jemoval to Liberia ; and he also gave §40,000 to schools in Virginia. 
Allen's American Biographical Dictionary. 

Page 316. Second line of italics. For Elisha Dazuson read Elijah Datvson. 

Page 31S. Children of James Dawson (3-11). John Dabney (4-15), for Medway 
read Midway; Josephine (4-16) m. James Strong; son William, atty., res. St. 
Joseph, Mo. ; JamL-s Wade (4-18) d. 1853. 

Page 319. James Wade Dawson (4-18). For m. Miss J^an Pelt read m. Maria 
Fan Pelt. He d. 1853. His son (5-5), for Joseph K.. read Joseph Wade, b. 1845, 
res. i8''4, Louisville, K.y., unm. 

Page 323. John Dawson (i), of Stafford Co., Va., removed to Jacksonville, III., 
1831, d. 1839. His children : Bailey (2-2) d. in Jetferson Co., Ky., 1856, leaving 
several children, one of whom, Coleman, a Baptist minister, res. at Westfield, Clark 
Co., 111. John (2-3) d. in Iowa, 1846, unm. Bernard (2-4), erao' Barnett or. 
Elijah (2-5) d. in Iowa, 1848 ; children, all living in Iowa, Lindsay, Peyton (farmer 



Additions and Corrections. 519 

and preacher, near Mt. Pleasant), John Wallace, Williamson, Lucinda, Eliza. 
■Rarton (2-7) was killed bv being thrown from a cart when a young man in K) . 

Pager-4^-4-d s-"- E"se three lines, and read as tollows • B.KN;ARn 
DawsIn blacksmith and farmer, b. at Dumfries, P/'""^^^''l"t'"-'T-''cy Willi m 
d.in Jacksonville, 111., April 13, iS55,--^--'-ff ^^'-'^ \'" Xer ThS 
county, i-'Sq, d. in Jacksonville, 1854, dau. of John Low a Rev. officer. They 
had i 'ht'chi dren, vu. : I. John Thomas, blacksmith, b. m Va .S13, res. Jack- 
sonvlle lll.m. 839, uJir. Vr.p:, of S.nn.nM, 111.; ch.ldren, Josuh, m. 
and e Vrdon, UL.'charles David res. Jacksonville, ...., Newton, res Texas, 
In., Robert, Melissa, John, Urelius, Hattie, Mmn.e, all u.r. II. E— f "' 
blacksmith b. in Va.,lSl5, m. 1859, 0/:V. ?W:ni, res. Jacksonv.l e, children, 
Na^h^E v., m. and res.^'t Yatesville, 111., William H H m. and .s at M- 
cholasville, Kv., Charles Bernard, res. Arizona, ur.n,., Sarah, m. -— ^^^^^ ^^"^;'' 
res. Jacksonville. Susan F., m. Willl.m Watson, res^ Jacksonville, and Oh e, 
John Samuel Marv ]., Bailey B., all urm. III. Saran Elizabeth, b. in Va , 1S17, 
K..Mt^rc'o;., 'rei Jacksonville ; childien, Elizabeth J., d. ^ ^7 3, ^ <. ^^ -- 

W. Hunt, [acksonviUe, Mary Ann. m. i.rvin, res. Jacksonville, John Samud 

d, Martin' Henrv, .•:-., Bailey B., ur...., Jennie D., d IV. Char es_ Hemy b -k- 
smith, inventor of the gang ^lo^v, cultivator, and other agncukural implements, b. 
Tva , ,8zo, d. in Sangamon county. 111., 1870. m. Ju/.a A.Mcacnun who r s. 
Laomi Sangamon Co.; children hving. Richard Henry m. and res. - SP-ngheld 
JU George Ellis, teacher, res. Buffalo, N. Y., unm., Lyd.a, m. J. E Colen...n, res. 
Sprn^t^eld, 111., Ollie, m. Robert Short, res. Laomi, Andrew and \\ alter :.",«., 
res Laomi V- Mar^ Ann, b. in Va., d. young. VI. Richard Will.am, awyer, 
b in Shelby countv, Kv., 1826. res. Olathe, Kansas, m. in Charleston, 111., June I, 
,S-o PhL Parhr, dau. of Hon. Nathaniel Parker, tormerly state senator ot 
Illinois : children, Nathaniel Bernard, lawyer and J— Z-"^'^^"^]'"' ^;; V.'.: 
Olathe VII. Samuel Demanuel, b. in Shelby county, Ky.. 1S28. d. li^j, """J- 
VIII Bailev Dividual, b. in Oldham county, Ky., July -, 1S30, sruo.ed at Ilhnois 
College, Jacksonville. 1849-53, -ad law at Jacksonville, with Yates, Brown and 
McClure i8;;-^6, admitted to the Bar, Jan. I, 1857. He was, in 1863 6+, act 
fr^provVt marshal of the Seventh District of Illinois; engrossing clerk ot.the 
Senate of Illinois, 186^ ; supervising special agent of the United States Treasury De- 
payment for the Ninth Customs District (the state of Te.xas, with headquarters at 
Galveston 1869. Mr. Dawson has held various newspaper connections and m 
May 186:;, as Washineton correspondent of the Chicago Tribune, sent to that paper 
oS'the si nature of "Junius," a lengthy report of an -terview with Pr.i en 
Johnson which contained the president's nrst utterances on the subje. of Recon 
struction This is said to have been the ftrst instance ot the now prevalent ta=hion 
ofreportorial interviewing, and Mr. Dawson must have the credit ot °"g'""'"SJ* 
new branch of industry. In 1S70, Mr. D. was engaged in the real estate business 
at Chicago, and he now res. at Jacksonville, unm. 

Page V\. Erase two hnes ^z-6 and 3-12) and read as tollows : Lemuel Da^son. 
d. in Springheld, 111., April 5, 1853, m. in Shelby county, Ky Mary Garr.^^r,^o 
was b in Va. She now res. in Mo. They had seven children : I. Jame=, m. in Mor- 
gan Co 111., Maradic Bvzar:h, res. Mt Pleasant, Iowa ; children, Henry and tlia,, 
both m'.'and res. at Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mary Jane d. II. Benjamin, m and res 
at Decatur, 111.. live children. III. Elias, m. Ann Bozanh (sister to vv. of Jame.). 
' He d. n Sprin.tield, 111,, 1835, leaving one child,' Marietta. _ IV John Allen, rn 
andres.St.Lo^is.Mo. V. Barton. VI. Calvm, m. and res. m Missouri, newspaper 



publisher. -r^ • ,-. i^ 

Pa-es •;2-,-326. For Davies Co., Ky., read Daviess Co., Ky. „ v, ^ 

Pa°e 328 Benjamin D.^wson (O was son of John Dawson, ot V a. He had 

brothers Robert and Stephen, besides those mentioned on p. r-S ^'^ ^^°- S^P^-^ 

Armstrono Dawson m. Mi- ;^(^^^-:_^-: °^ 2^ " ^^i;'"'::' "^ e ^t d' 



Armstrong l/ausu?* ui. ..vn^o ^»xu ....--.^ ., « — -- j - r i i_ j 

faveue countv, Ky. They settled at Clinton.ille. B.urbon Co., ^X-' -^^^ ^^ ^ ; 

Au'- 18-4 He was a man of considerable iniiucnce in his county, and much re 

specied. They had twelve children : I. John, d. unm. II. James, d. young. 111. 



520 ^ 'The Dawson Family. 



Thomas, d. young. IV. Benjamin, d. young. V. George, m. Georgia AlcCar.n, 
dau. of Pleasant MvCann, of Mo., res. near Plattsburg, Mo. VI. Rebecca, m. 
Granville Crutcher, of Frankfort, Ky. ; their son, George W. Crutcher, res. at 

Cyntliiana, Ky. VII. Martha, m. Davis. VIII. Mary, d. unw. IX. Sarah, 

m. William Reed, Carlisle, Ky. X. Fanny, m. J. J. Piper. XI. Sena, d. young. 
XII. Lucinda, m. William S-^juires. 

Page 336. Note the following additional Virginia record. From Thomas IV. Daw- 
son, Los Angehs, Cdl., 1S74. Thomas Dawson, b. and d. in Va., had brothers 
Abraham, Isaac (lived near Chillicothe, O.), Jacob, Nathaniel, Willi im (lived near 
Cincinnati, O.), David (lived in Ky.), and John. Thomas Dawson had by rirst w. 
three children, John, E;au and Margiret. By third w. he had William, Moses and 
Sarah. By second w. he had eight children, as follows : I. Isaac, lived and d. in 
Hampshire Co., W. Va. ; iiad sons, Daniel S. and George, res. near Salt Lake, Utah, 
and John T., Milton, and Horatio, who res. Hampshire Co., W. Va. II. Ephraim, 
m. in Va. about 18 14, Eleanor Buckingham, and a few years after they removed to 
Ohio, living for a time at Washington, in Fayette county, and afterwards at London, 
in Madison county, where both d. about 1S27. They had six children, Delilah 
(m. F. Fagan, and d. in Iowa, about i860), Eleanor (m. James F. Freeman, of 
London, O., both d. about 1S57), Thomas W. (see below), Lavinia (m. ist, Davis, 
2d, Henslev, lived in Mo.), Caroline (m. John Gregory, and d. in Sangamon Co., 

111., about 1855), and Charles (see below). III. Mary, m. Chri-.ty, res. 

near Washington, O. IV. Abraham, res. near Washington, O. V. Rachel, m. 

Christy, res. near Washington, O. VI. Jacob, res. near Terre Haute, Ind. 

VII. David. VIII. Benoni, res. near Wapello, Iowa Thomas W. Dawson 

(son of Ephraim, II, above), was elected clerk of Newton county. Mo., in 1S46, 
where he m. in Oct. of that year, Mary Rankin, dau. of Sinnet Rankin, formerly of 
Fayette Co., O. They removed to Shasta county, Cal., in 1850, where he was also 
elected to the county clerkship. In 1856 they returned to Missouri, and settled near 
Carthage, Jackson county, v/here he was extensively engaged in farming ; remaining 
there until the outbreak of the civil war, when he removed his family to the Brazos 
country, in Texas, and himself enlisted in the Confederate service. In , the fall of 
1S68 he returned to the Pacific coast, and now res. (1874) at Los Nietos, Los Angclos 
Co., Cal. Mr. Dawson is 6 ft. 8 in. in height, and is familiarly called " The Long 
Tom of the West." Several of his family have been remarkable for their great 
stature and physical power. He has five children living, as follows : Eleanor (b. 
184S, m. Joseph L. Powell, res. Los Angelos Co., Cal.), Sue H., Sarah Elma, Lillie, 

Joseph W Charles Davison (son of Ephraim, II, above), m. 1st in Wisconsin, 

about 1847, MiiS H'.pkins, who d. leaving two sons, both now living, John M., 
Robert W. He m. 2d, .Miss McFarland. She d. at Carthage, Mo., leaving several 
children, three now living, Frank, Mary, Elma. He m. 3d, Miss Htc-vcnsor.. They 
res. 1874, in Los .Angt-los Co., Cal., and have one dau. Concerning Mr. Charles 
Dawson, Mr. T. W. 1). writes as follows : " My brother is a fair type of the old 
stock; a man of tine natural abilities, not having enjoyed the advantages of an early 
education, yet a man ot fine sense and unfiinching integrity ; and he has on several 
occasions ignored and rejected proffered popularity and pecuniary gain in order that 
he might have the satisfaction of feeling that he stood for the right even when moral 
integrity seemed to be at a discount." 

Page 336. Note, also, the following additional record. From Mr. BcrtranJ Daivson, 
Daiuson, Sangamon Co., III., 1874. I. William Dawson moved from Fairfax Co., 
Va., where he was b. and raised, to Bracken Co., Ky., in the year 1805, where he 
lived until his death, wiiich occurred about 18^5, at the age of 82 years. It is said 
that his gt. gr. father Was from Ireland. He raised a family of ten children, fi\e: 
sons, of whom were, 2-1. John, the eldest child ; 2-2. Reuben; and 2-3. Thomas, 
who d. unm. Relben Dawsun (2-2) was, in the early days ofsteamboating, a steam- 
boat engineer on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers ; afterwaids, until his death in 1872, 
a government inspector of steamboat machinery at Louisville, Ky. He left one son, 
John (3-1) res. Louisville. John Dawson (2-1), was b. in Va., 1791, and removed with 
hii father into Ky., in 1805. He was a volunteer in the war of 1812-14, was 



' Additions and Corrections. 521 

wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of the River Raisin and taken by the 
Indians to Canada, where he was .xchan.-ed. He m. 1S17, Mi=5 Cjry K. Jcr.cs, 
of Harrison Co., Kv., and in 1827. removed to Sangamon Co., where he d. in 
18 ;o. He was three times a representative of" this county in the state Legula- 
ture, was a mem'..sr of the constitutional convention of 1847, and for a numDerot 
years United States Pension Aeent at Sprin.neld. He was a farmer, laboring with 
his own hands, and was loved and respected by his neighbo.s, who honor his memory. 
He raided a family often children, seven of whom now live m Sangamon Co. Mr 
Bertrand Dawson ^ 3- 1) above named, is of this number. In the Legislature of 
lS^6-, the delegation ofSan-amon county was composed of two senators and seven 
representatives (two of the latter being John Dawson and Abraham Lincoln), noted 
then and since as the Lone Nine. Their average height was exactly six feet, and 
they were not less remarkable for their talents and influence than for their stature. 
Pa^e r,8- William Johnson Dawson (2-5). See n.tejor pa^^c Z^^yf'^'- 
Pa^e 3 S. John B. Dawson, M. C, from La. For 2-1 read 3-1. Add;. He had 
repeatedly served in the Legislature of Louisiana; was a militia general of ^^^^ ^"/-. 
and was judge of the parish court of the pari.-h ^Vest Feliciana), m which he resided 
before his election to Congress. • ^„j 

Pa.e 344. John Dawson, of Wilmington, N. C. For b. about 1802, emigrated 
to this country about 181S, read b. June 23, 1803, came to America, 1S21. _ 

Pa^-e 344. [AMES Dawson, of Wilmington, X. C. For b. aoout 181 7, emigrated 
to Wilmington about 1S38, read b. Nov. 8, 1813. emigrated to Wilmmgton, 1S31, 
revisited Irdand and returned to America, 185S. Mr. Dawson resided for some years 
in Columbus, Ga., and m. at Greensboro, in that state, Aug. 5. 1^47, ^^^'^f"" *"• 
Manin, dau. of Robert and EJna SandprJ Martin. They have had three cn.ldren 
Robert Martin, b. in Columbus, Ga., Aug. 24, 184S. d. Aug., 1853, Fanny Gray b. 
in Wilmington. N. C, Sept. 26, 185S, James, b. in Wilmmgton, April 25, ibbi 

Page 345. loHN Dawson ii\ of Charleston, S. C. His w. d. m Char;e.ton, tor 
1859; read 18-.9. As answer to inquiry in note I, suggesting a relaf.on.hip to this 
family of one Thomas Dawson, a loyalist, of Charleston, N. H R. Dawson, E.q., of 
Selena, Ala., sends an emphatic no. The Thomas Dawson here mentioned may 
have been the clergyman of the church of England mentioned m note i, page ,07. 

^'pase°3'46?jo>?N'Dlwso;- (2-3 V For Cashier of the Bank of Charleston, read 
Cashier of the State Bank of Charleston. . 

Page 34S. John Lawrence Dawson ^3-24). For b. at Milton plantation, read b. 
at Mitton plantation. , . ^ ^omk^r 

Page 350. Lawp.ence Edwin Dawson (1-6). For He was several tunes a member 
of the South Carolina Lejislature. read He was atone time, etc. 

Page 352. For H^r.ry ~lr.grabam (3-I3>, read Henrv Lngraham. 

Page 352. Children of Ho.n. F.ancs Burt { 3-14). For Francis St. Juhen (4-3-^, 
read Francis. For Georsc Ann Catharine (4-33^>'^"'l George Ann. 

Pa^e ^u. Dau. of William Alfred Dawson ^3-10^. Catharine Corde= (4-33), 
fo, ,= A-z, Wilkinson, read m. Dec. 26, 1872, Chauncev \V ilkinson. 

Pa.-e 3 ^ Dr. John Law.ence Dawson (3-24). For b. at Milton read b at 

Mitto;. Hi's children: JaneU-7=), form. Pis.NEV,.read m. ^-''^'-^^^^j^^^^^;;/ 

res. Charleston. Hester (4-71), for m. Waring, read m. Havne W aring, res. 

near Summerville, S. C. 

Pa:'e 359. For J-.bn Huger Dazvr.n (4-1 1), read John Huger Dawson. 

Pa°e 359. Hall. H.rri.t Da.v^on H-I5)- For m. i8:'0, read m 18, I. 

Page 359. WiLiTAM Henry Dawson (4-19). For m. Gr.rge Ann Ca^cannc Burt, 
read m. Gi.rye Anr. Burt. . r. „r 

Pa?e 36o.Vr..c.. Burt D..vr.n (5-40), m. Oct. 29, 1873, Augustus Fitch, of 

Charleston. 

Pace 36-:, note 2. For Cornwalls read Cornwallis. n,-,.r,n 

* '"t^ J ' . , ... t? c- / ,_ c ni-c-'T read Ed^ar G. tJjdJS3n. 

Pa-e 5-0, rirst and second lines. For Edrar t. V.i^^J!, reaa E.a^u 

Page 375, note 2. For ollowing .5th line), read following. 

06 



C22 The Dnivson Family. 

Pasie 3S1. Dr. Thomas H. Dawjon (3-3)- His w. Anr.ie Snider; tor b. 1827, 
read b. 1S2S. 

Page 3S;. William Cvrran Dawson (3-8), erase all after Alabama State Legis- 
lature' 1855, and read: also in 1S56; m. Aug. 2, 1841, Martha M. Cc'bat^h. 
in Morgan county, Ga., May 6, 1S24, dau. of xMaj. John G., and Frances lFh:gfelJ 
Colbert of Morgan county. Four children : i. Anna Winglield, b. in Covington, 
Ga., July 7, 1842,01. June 10, 1863, John Tyler HowARn,of Ala. ; live children, 
three liv'ine : William Colbert, b. April 18, 1S64, Robert Milton, b. June 10, 1.S66, 
Florence Dawson, b. Jan. 30, 1S73. II. Thomas Colbert, b. in Russell county, 
Ala., July 23, 1S4-, res. Glenville, Ala., u?:m. III. Susan Amaret, b. in Russell 
Co., Ala., Dec. 17, 1S49, m. Dec. 4, 1S66, Crawford Brigges Griffiths, ot Ala., 
who d. Sept. 28, 1S67. She res. in Glenville; one child, Crawford Brigges, b. Sept. 
27, 1S67. IV. Florence, b. in Russell Co., Ala., July 11, iS 53, res Glenville, :vr!/'!. 

Page 384. Henry H. Dawson (4-3). His children : Henry H., b. Nov. 14, 1869, . 
Archi'e Griffith, b. April 2C, 1871, Mattie Montieg, b. April 4, 1S73. 

Pa^e 3^6. Dawson. Mary Frances (2-3). For La Grange, Ala., read La 
Grance, Ga. ^ 

Page 3S6. W. of Sidney Cook (2-1). For yinra BuriL-cll Da-zvscn read yinn 
Bur'-Je.'I Da-.L\i-.r.. Their dau., Anna S. (3-2) m. Erastus Lyman Ellsworth. 

Page 3S9. Dawson. Fcr Alexander A. (3-10) read Alexander, b. in Madison 
Co., Ga. After note 4 read Mr. Dawson m. 1st, in Twiggs Co., Ga., Jan. 2, 1856, 
AdJie McCiH-^m, dau. of Archibald McCallum. She d. Dec. 20, 1S66. Five 
children : McCallum, Homer, John Edmonds, Alexander, James S. Mr. D. m. 2d, 
in Twines Co., Nov. 15, 1871, Ulargarit Il:,rr.e, dau. of Rev. William D. Home. 
Two children : Cornelia, Leanna. 

Page 3S9. Mary McKcr.r.i: Cook [i-iz) m. Fort Hargrove. 
Page 390. Mary R. Hi!l (3-23) m. David A. Walker. 

Pase 394. John Dasvson ( i ) was made a master mason in the Lodge of Honor and 
Generosity, Holborn, London, 1794. He had a bro. Thomas, who lived at Boston, 
Ena. and d. abt. 18 10, leaving seven children; also a bro. William who was in 
the'army, and d. in 1805. He had, also, a sister who m. a Mr. Bonner, and lived 
in 18 1 1 at Lanjton, having then nine children. Before he came to America his 
mother, whose maiden name was MarspeLl Hi:'!, b. 17 3 3, had m. a second husband, 
Mr. Gunness, who d. in 1799. Numerous letters from her to the son in London and 
New Orleans, dated at Horncastle, 1798 to 1S12 are in possession of his son Mr. 
John Dawson now of New Orleans. At the time of the elder Dawson's emigration to 
New Orleans it was a Spanish territory under Governor Manuel Gayoso De Lemos. 

Page 396. Add to note I : Hon. John Dawson, of Uniontown, Pa., 1874 (son 
of Nicholas), states that his father was not a Rev. soldier. Henry, bro. of Nicholas, 
was, however, in the army. 

Page 405. For William D.'Vwson (2-1) read James William Dawson. 
Pace 407. John Dav-'son (i). For Bucks county read Philadelphia county. 
Pane 411. After Family of John Dawson for Of Bucks Co., Pa. read Of Hatboro. 
Same paje. sec^.r.d Hre/r-.m b-::t:rr., for Bucks county read Philadelphia county. More- 
land tow-"n5hip is here erroneously described as formerly in Bucks county, now Mont- 
gomery. It was never in Bucks county, but was originally in Philadelphia county, 
though now forming a part of Montgomery. 

Page 413. Add to note 5 : The Longstreth arms are described in Burke's General 
Armory cf England as follows : " Argent. A chevron gules, between three escolop 
shells sable. Crest, two rose bushes, the flowers white and red intertwined." The red 
rose was the emblem of the house of Lancaster, the white of the house of York. 
After the wars of the Roses, the intertwining of the flowers was indicative ot the 
union of these houses. Adherents of the house of York, among whom was the an- 
cestor of the Longstreths (Longstroder or Longitrother\ bore the white rose. 
Page 415. For Bucks county (loth line), read Philadelphia county. 
Pd;;e 421. William Fl-ssell (3-1). For d. 1803 or 1S04, read d. 2 mo. 5, 1804. 
His son, Bartholomesv (4-2). For d. near Yellow Springs, read d. near Kimberton. 
Pat'e 422, note 3. For Michenor, read Michener. 



Additions and Corrections. 523 

Page 424. John Lon-gstreth (3-7). For m. 1761, read m. 7 mo. 17, 1766. 

P-ige 430. Bartholomew Fussell (4-2). For d. near Yellow Springs, read d. 
near Kimberton. (B. F. and w. both d. on the same farm). Erase comma after 
with (4th line). 

Page 431. John Longstreth (4-4V Erase entire record and substitute one on 
page 49S. 

Page 433. Longstreth, Susanna (5-47). For d. 2 mo. 7, 1835, read d. 2 mo. 
17, 1S33. 

Page 434, Ur.'i 5, 8, 10, 14, 16, \l, 20, 22 and 24. For iMiama read Miami. 

Page 434. .VIather. For Susan Bacon (5-69), read Sarah Bacon. 

Page 434. Isaac Thom.\s Longstreth (4-47). After M.iry C-JUr.s, read b. 7 
mo. 27, 1789, d. in Philadelphia. Their children: For Mary Ann (5-71), read 
Mary Anna. For Susannah (5-72), read Susanna. For William C. (5-75), read 
William Collins. Add n-Ae : Mary Anna and Susanna Longstreth conducted for 
many years a noted " rinishing school" for young ladies in Philadelphia, which is 
still under the d'rection of the former. Isaac Collins (father oi' Mary C'llir.s), was a 
noted printer of Burlington, N. J. He printed much of the Continential money, 
also the tirst quarto Bible printed in America. He was b. 1746, d. 1S17, m. 1771, 
Rachel Budd (dau. of Thomas and Rebecca Budd), and was son of Charles and 
Sarah Collins, who lived in New Castle county, now state of Delaware. Charles 
Collins came from Bristol, Eng., about the year 1700. 

Page 434. David Longstreth (_4-48j. For Ogden, of Abington, read Ogden, of 
Springfield, Pa. 

Page 436. Children ef Nicholas Baggs (5-107). Mar/ Nichols, b. 7 mo. 23, 
i860, Louise Dilworth, b. 5 mo. 29, 1S62, Edward Col well, b. 8 mo. 16, 1S64, 
Albert NichoLis, b. 8 mo. 28, iS-o. 

Page 436. Children of Rev. Leighton W. Eckard (5-109). James Macintosh 
Longstreth, b. 1S70, Esther Longstreth, b. 1872. 

Page 437. Children of Benjamin D. Longstreth {5-125). I. William, m. 
July 20, is'71, M:!/ii Friczc, children : Walter, b. April 19, 1872, Earl, b. Aug. 
9, 1873. II. Mary Belle, m. May 30, 1S70, Howard Leever. III. Charles. 
IV. Albert, d. Aug. 17, 185S. V. Carrie May. 

Page 437. Children of Theodore Tea (5-129). Benjamin, d. aged 2 J- years, 
Jennie, b. in Lafayette, Ind., 1S65. 

Page 43S. Children of Ch.\rles S. Renshaw (5-148). Fanny, Charles, James, 
Mira, William. 

Page 43S. Children of Charles Longstreth Orum (5-149)- By ist w. : Rachel, 
Julia, Mira, Morris, Ellen. By 2d. w. : Margaret, Gertrude. 

Page 438. Children of Thomas Tyson Butcher (5-150). Frank, Amos, Thomas, 
Ellen (m, Robert Glendenning Jr., res. Phila., children Robert, Elizabeth), 
Morris. Alfred, Catharine M., Margaret. 

Page 438. Children of Morris Orum (5-151). William, Frederick, Mary. 

Page 439, lines 17 and 24. For Miama, read Miami. 

Page 440, note i, last line. For 3-38, n. I, read 3-3S, n. 2. 

Page 443. Watson. For Richard (6-8) read Richard C, attorney at law, and 
associate judge of Bucks county. Pa., 1S73. 

Page 443. Lewis. Mariann 16-10). For d. 1866 read d. 9 mo. 3, 1866. 

Page 444. William Fussell (5-10). See page 499, note I. 

Page 445. Solomon Fussell (5-13). For second sentence read, He removed with 
his parents about 18 lo to Baltimore county, Md., but returned to Pa. while yet a 
young man. 

Page 446. J.ACOB Fussell (5-14). For bur. Frankfort read bur. Frankford. His 
children : For William W. (6-45) read William, Ruthanna (6-48), for b. 1820', 
read b. 182 1. 

Pjge 448. Joseph Trimble (5-16^. b. 1810, d. near Philadelphia, son of Joseph 
and J/jry TrintbU Trimble, couiins. His wid. res. in Chester Co., Pa. 

Page 448. Mahlon Longstreth (.5-17)- For b. 1779 '^^^^ ^- ^° "^^- '+' '"79- 



524 The J) aw son Fmnily. 

Page 448. Samuel Spencer (5-18). His w. Martha Longstrcth, b. 7 mo. 11, 
1781, d. They lived in Ohio and St. Louis, Mo. 

pjge 44S. Daniel Longstreth (5-19), b. 12 mo. 23, 17S9, d. Fallsington, Pa. 

Page 449. For John M. Milner (5-21) read John M. Milnor. His w. Rachel 
Longstreth, b. 5 mo. 6, I 791, res. Philadelphia. 

Page 449. JoH.N' L. Hayward (5-23). For Esther L. Longstreth read Esther Long- 
streth, b, 2 mo. 22, 1796. 

Page 449. John Kirkbp.ide Longstreth (5-24), b. 4 mo. 23, 1803, d. near Long 
Branch, N. J. 

Page 452. Benjamin Longstreth (5-39). Erase note 1. Susannah, wid. of B. 
L , resides in Philadelphia. 

Page 452. Edith Longstreth i^-j^o'), \v. of ]zii-c Shoemaker. For d. a wid. in 
Philadelphia, read d. in Philadelphia. 

Page 454. Daniel Longstreth (5-45), and 1st w. Elizabeth Lancaster. For had 
two sons read had two children. 

Page 455. Children of Daniel Longstreth (5-45), and 2d w. Hannah Tcivnsend. 
For Jo.-eph T. (6-178) read Joseph Townscnd ; for Anna R. (6-1S3) read Anna 
Robins jn ; for David T. (6-1S4) read David Thomas. 

P'^ge 455- Children of Charles JarrettRaab (5-46). Joseph Longstreth (6-1 S 6), 
for res. Weston, Pa. read res. Nevada, O. For Sarah L. (6-187), read Susan Long- 
streth ; for m. Russell Holleneack, res. Weston, read m. 6 mo. 6, 1863, Russell 
HoLLENBACK, rcs. Highland P. O., Bradford Co., Pa. 

P-^ge 455. Susannah L'.ngstreth (5-47). In note 2, erase, which frobabh was 
date of her husband's death. After Ellis Cleaver, tailor, read and farmer; for 
d. 2 mo. 7, 1835, read d. 5 mo. 26, 18-4. 

Page 456. Demas Comly Worrell (5-48). After his widow res. 1873, for at 
Byberry read at Mt. Holly, N. J. 

Page 459- William Collins Longstreth (5-75). For Providence Life Ins. 
read Provident Life Ins. 

Page 460. Longstreth. Kate (6-281). For m. Henry Sayer read m. Henry 
Say'en. 

•Page 461. Richard Price (5-S5). For b. 1754 read b. 1794. 

Page 462. James M. Watson (6-330) d. at his res. in Pittsheld, iMass., May 25, 
1874- 
Page 463. Dr. Isaac Parrish (5-101). His w. Sarah Redzuood Longstreth; for 
b 10 mo. 10, 1S12, read b. 12 mo. 9, 1S14. Children : For Hetty L. (6 340) read 
Hetty Longstreth. Helen ■6-343), for m. Dr. Lee read m. Dr. Charles Carroll 
Lee; children : Richard Henry, Thomas Sim, James Parrish, Charles Carroll. For 
Sarah R. (6-344) read Sarah Redwood. Isaac (6-345) d. 2 mo. 21, 1865. For 
Samuel L. (6-346) read Samuel Longstreth. Note l. For Burlington read Burlington. 
_ Page 464. Longstreth. Morris (6-365). After M. D. read consulting physi- 
cian ; for m. Mary Hastings read m. JMarf 0. Hastings. 

Page 464. Children of .Morris Longstreth (5-1 12). For Four read Five ; after 
6-369 read 6-369^. Joieph Cooke, d. 

Page 465. Longstreth. Thaddeus (6-382). Form. Julia M. B.ivn read m. 
Julia M. Brozun. 

Page 466. Erase last three lines, and read: 5-152. Margaret Orum, h. 3 mo. 
II, 1822, d. 10 mo. 31, 1S55 (dau. of Davis, 4-67), m. Joseph Hoopes, b, 11 mo. 
3, 1814, d. II mo. 6, 1S52. T.iey lived in Philadelphia, and had three children: 
6-409, Clara, b. 8 mo. 27, 1S45, res. Philadelphia. Atlee. 6-409/'. Morris, b. 3 mo. 
20, 1S47, d. II mo. I-, 1868, unm. 6-^o^c. Elizabeth, b. 10 mo. 6, 1851, d. 3 mo. 
19, 1S65. 

Page 467. Children of Reuben Webb (5-194). Elizabeth (6-426) res. Phila- 
delphia, wid. of Thomas HoKsoN, .M. D.; children, William, m. and res. Kansas 
City, Mo.; Jane John. on, res. Phila., unm. James (6-427) m. Susan Graejf, dau. 
of U-anicl GraerF. She res. in Burlington, N. J.; children, .A.nna, d. unm., Minnie, 
m. James Kitcmen, res Phila., Harriet, Benjamin Cottin and Charles, i^/iw. Haniet 
(6-429) res. Phila., w. of Mahlon K. Paist, coal merchant. She is a graduate of 



Additions and Corrections. 525 

the Female Medical College of Philadelphia, and in Feb. 1S74, was elected a school 
director rrom the 13th ward, being the first woman ever elected to a school director- 
ship in Philadelphia. 

Page 46S. Enos Smedley (5-202V For res. Easttown township read res. West- 
chester. His children: For Amy Mary (6-432^ read Anna Mary; her husband, 
James S. Jones, son of Isaac and Ann C:r:f:rt Jones. Philena S. (.6-433), ^- ^° ^°- 
17, 1S72, Samuel Jones, bro. of James S. 

Pat'e47i. Neal Hardy ( 6 1 5). After farmer, read d. in Madison Co., Ind., 
Nov.°i6, '1S69. For They res." read She res. ; for and have had read They had. 
Set p. 496, r.:tf. 

Page 477. For Mahlon Milner (6-77% read Mahlon Milnor. 
Page 4S5. Alfred Longstreth 1^6-169). For conveyancer read lawyer and con- 
veyancer. 

Page 4S6. Samuel Townsend Longstreth's w. Jam Lukins Junes (6-181). 
For b. 9 mo. 24, 1S55, read b. 9 mo. 24, 1S35. 

Page 4S6. For EdzvarJ L'.r.gstrah (6-iS2), read Edward Longstreth. For m. 
Ar.ni: ff'is^, read m. Ar.nie Puny IViie. 

Page4S7. Joseph Longstreth Ra.\b (6-1S6). Forres. Weston, Pa. read res. 

Nevada, O. race 

Page 4SS. Ma--iha L. Wzrrdl and Aer.'vm Corson (6-195). For m. 6 mo., 1S66, 
read ni. 6 mo. 7, 1S66. 

Page 4S9. For Little Miama (6-235) read Little Mljmi. 

Page 493. After William Longstreth (^6-372,), read wholesale tea merchant, 
Philadelphia. 

Pa-e 494. After Clara Hoctfs (6-409) read b. 8 mo. 27, 1845- After George 
B. Atlee, read b. in Philadelphia, 6 mo. 5, 1836, son of Dr. Edwin P. and Margaret 
Atlee. 

Pace 495. -A-TLEE. For Joshua W. (7-496) read Joshua Woolston. 
Page 500. Jacob Dawson (3-1). For d. 1872 read d. in Philadelphia, Sept. 7, 
1872. Erase record of children, and read as follows : 
4-1. William Henry, b. Sept. 25, 1S33, res. New York. 
4-2. Charles Weslev, b. Oct. 18, 1S35, d. Dec. I, l36l. 
4-3. Erastus Buck, b. April 9, 183S, d. March S, 1S66. 
4-4. Wilbur Fisk, b. June 2-, 1S40, res. Philadelphia; m. 
4-5. Samuel Martin Walker, b. June 29, 1843, res. Philadelphia. 
4-6. Ann Elizabeth, b. Jan. 17, 1846, d. Feb. 21, 1846. 
4-7. Margaret Martin, b. April 15, 184S, res. Philadelphia. Bryson. 
4-8. Walter Scott, b. Sept. 6, 1853, d. June 7, 1855. • 

Pase 500, note i. For John Dawson, of Abington, read John Dawson, ot Hatboro. 
Page 502. Wilbur Fisk Dawson. For 4-1 read 4-4. -After m. read Sept. 10, 
1862, A'r.ar.Ja Cul^ns Sinpson. For five children read six children, as follows : 
5-1. Mary Martin, b. Jan. 15, 1864, d. July 4, 1S64. 
5-2. Henrv- Light, b. July 17, 1S65, d. Aug. 14, 1S65. 
5-3. Annie Mereiith, b. July 5, 1S66. 
5-4. Carrie Lee, b. March 10, 1S68. 
5-5. Joseph Henry, b Aug. 17, 1871, d. April I, 1872. 
5-6. Lillian, b. July 30, 1873. 

Page 502. For 4-6 read 4-7. For Margaret Eli'zahuh Dazvson m. Edward 
Bryso°n read Margaret Martin Dazi'son m. May 17, 1868, Edward E. Bryson. 
Their children : 

5-7. Archibald Bingham, b. April 10, 1S69. 
5-8. Clara Virginia,^ b. Dec. 27', 1870, d. March 4, 1S74. 
5—9. Edward Eu^^ene, b. Dec. 12, 1872. 

Page 502. Ad'd to Pennsylvania Notes the following copies of papers in the pos- 
/session of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

IV. " Philadelphia, 3 mo. 2, 1719. Loving Frd. Is. Taylor. The hearer hereof 
James Dawson, has agreed with me for 200 acres of Land near Cone^toga, whode- 
sires to have it laid out to him next to Thomas Simmons line. He saves there is a 
small Improvement on it which he had paid somewhat fur to a Mulatto who has 



526 ^he DawsoTi Family. 

since left it. If thou canst comply with his desire please to lay it out to him as soon 
as may be, because he has paid- me almost one half ot the money. With sincere re- 
spect to thyself and spouse remain thy real Frd. James Steel." \_EndQrseJ, 
" Warr't, James Dawson, 200 a. at Conescoga."] 

V. Pennsylvania, L. S. By the Commissioners of Property. At the request of 
Thomas Dawson, of the county of Chester, that we will grant him to take up three 
hundred acres of Land in the said county for which he agrees to pay to the Proprie- 
tors use Thirty Pounds for the whole and the usual yearly quit rent of one shilling 
for each hundred acres. These are to authorize and require thee to survey or cause 
to be surveyed unto the said Thomas D.aw3on in the aforesaid county of Chester near 
the land surveyed to Francis Worley, or elsewhere at a sufficient distance from the 
Indians at Conestogoe, according to the methods of Townships appointed the said 
quantity of Three hundred acres of Land that has not been already surveyed nor 
appropriated, nor is seated by the Indians, and make a return thereof unto y<^ Secre- 
taries office, which survey in case the said Thomas fulnl the agreement within three 
months shall be valid, otherwise the same to be void as if it had never been made 
nor this Warr't ever granted. Given under our hands and seal of the Province at 
Philadelphia the iSth day of February, A.D. 171S-. (signed) IsA-f^c Nokris, James 
Logan. To Jacob Taylor, Survr Gen." A true copy. I desire thee to execute yc 
above warrt. and make a return unto my office, (signed, Jacob Taylor. To Isaac 
Taylor, surveyor, etc. [Endorsed, " Tho.\i.\s Dawson, 300 a warrant."] 



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INDEXES. 



I. Of Dawsons. 



IVhirc there art two or more ir.dl'viduah of the same Christian name they art Jit' 
tinguished by th:ir residences, or, if married iviKen, by the names acquired by marriage, 
sucb names beir.g printed in capitals. 



Aaron, 

Salem, N. J., 185. 

Washington, D.C., 502. 
Abigiil, Way, 37, 40. 

Boston, Mass., 1 6. 

Southington, Ct., 43. 
Abigail Eugenie, 366. 
Abraham, 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 

England, 12. 

Indiana, 511. 

Ithaca, N. Y., 149, 152, 171. 

Montgomery Co., Md., 231, 232, 
233. 

New York, 151, 152. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 1S8. 

Washington, O., 520. 
Abram, 

Linlithgow, Scot., 135. 

Tioga, N. Y., 151. 
Abrilla, Hill, 241, 255. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 255. 
Ada, 148. 
Ada A., 180. 
Ada Clyde, 329. 
Adah Jane, 343. 
Adam, 

New London, Conn., 136, 137. 

Scotland, 136. 

Worcester, Mass., 137. 
Addison, 59, 96. 
Adelaide, 389. 
Adelaide Decima, 347. 
Agnes, King, 141. 

Waterford, Wis., 154. 
Ailsaba, 269. 
Ala F., 338. 

Albert Addison, 95, 126. 
Albert F., 152, 153, iSo. 
Alcade, 506. 
Alexander, 

Atlanta, Ga., 389, 522. 



(Alexander), 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 

Iowa, 202, 205. 

Kansas, 205. 

New York, 164. 

Spaldington, F.ng., 6. 

Talbot Co., Md?, 223. 

Twiggs Co., Ga., 522. 
Alexander Todd, 357. 
Alfred Huger, 351. 
Alfred Hunt, 195, 197. 
Alfred R. L., 145. 
Alfred Russell, 253. 
Alice, 

Hotchkissville, Ct., 133. 

Illinois, 501. 

Leonardstown, Md., 327. 

Newark, N. J., 160. 

New Orleans, La., 394. 

St. Louis, Mo., 501. 
Alice A., 343. 
Alice Belle, 207. 
Alice L., 142. 
Alida A., 145, 516. 
Almira, Hobart, 56, 88. 

Charleston, Pa., 121. 

Spencer, N. Y., 89. 
Alonzo, 327. 
Alphonzo, 511. 
Alvaretta V., 96. 
Alverda Jasper, 329. 
Amanda, Hart, 87, 120. 

Clarksville, Tenn., 244. 

Newark, N. J., 160. 
Amassa, 243, 261. 
Ambrose, 

England, 10, 12. 

New York, 1 79. 
Amelia, Mighton, 405. 

London, Eng., iSi. 

New Orleans, La., 394. 
Amelia H., 181. 



534 



Ihe Dawson Faynily. 



Amoret, 3S4. 
Amoret To^^vns, 382. 
Amoretta Gertrude, 90. 
Amos, 

Beaver Co., Pa., 245, 255, 259. 
Onslow Co., N. C, 342. 
Amos Marion, 259. 
Amy, CooKfR, 184, 185. 

Van V.alk£neurgh, 41, 46. 
Andrew, 519. 
Andrew Hunter Holmes, 152, 276, 280, 

284-286, 197, 368. 
Andrew Rea Z., 202, 203, 516. 
Angeline, 59, 95. 
Ann, Browne, 409. 
Buckle, 156. 
Carr, 342. 
Jenkins, 397, 399. 

LoNGSTRETH 5 ToMKINS, 413 
-19. 

Morrison, 191. 
Pedrick, 183. 
Posey, 304. 
RioN, 164. 
Sears, 503, 505. 
Shannon, 177. 
Wantwooi), 130. 
Guernsey Co., O., 202. 
Harrowgate, Eng., 316. 
Iowa, 14S. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 18S, 516. 
Salem, N. J., 1S4. 
Third Haven, Md., 43c. 
Ann Bailey, 517. 
Ann Burwell, 386, 522. 
Ann E., 134. 
Ann Elizabeth, 525. 
Ann Hall, 360. 
Ann Louisa, 260. 
Ann Maria, 157, 159. 
Ann Matilda, 223. 
Ann P., 193. 
Ann Winefried. 372. 
Anna, Cannon, 306. 

Dooglass, 47, 62. 
Hall, 346, 347. 
Meloy, 43, 48. 
Columbus, O., 399. 
Harrison Co., Ky., 280. 
Newark, N. J., 160. 
Woodbury, Ct., 134. 
Anna Augusta, 175. 
Anna Cecelia, 347. 
Anna Coburn, 28S. 
Anna Curtis, 120. 
Anna Elizabeth, 21 1, 212. 
Anna Kennard, 196. 
Anna Lula, 200. 
Anna M., 152. 
Anna Mary, 286. 



Anna Morrison, 192. 

Anna V., 364. 

Anna Wilder, 334. 

Anna Wingfield, 383, 522. 

Annabel, 365. 

Annabella, 389. 

Annabella Powell, 386, 3S9. 

Anne, Rogers, 190. 

East Haven, Ct., 25. 
Ewall, Eng., 1 1. 
Anne Alice, 351. 
Anne Louisa, 517. 
Anne Matthews, 358, 
Annie Belle, 207. 
Annie Lee, 211. 
Annie Mary, 265. 
Annie Meredith, 525. 
Annie Sankey, 384. 

Annie Tommie, 381, 384. 
Annie White, 263. 

Anthony, 

Pennsylvania, 188. 
Talbot Co., Md., 305. 

Antoinette, 372. 

Archibald, 8. 

Archie Griffith, 522. 

Ariaantze, 150. 

Armistead Burwell, 386, 389. 

Armstrong, 328, 519. 

Arnoldus Vanderhorst, 345, 348, 355. 

Arthur, 

Leesburg, Va., 246. 
Londonderry, Ireland, 7. 

Arthur Hathaway, 329. 

Arthur M., 199, 200. 

Arturo, 97. 

Aryann, 504. 

Asa, Kent Co., Del., 306. 
Sussex Co., Del., 306. 

August, 511. 

Augustine, 257. 

Augustine M., 230, 234, 241, 256. 

Augustine Moore, 

Belair, 111., 257. 

Haysville, N. C, 256, 266. 

Augustine Rawlins, 310. 

Augustus Edward, 66, 104. 

Bailey, 

Jefferson Co., Ky., 323, 518. 

Lynchburg, O., 517. 
Bailey B., 519. 
Bailey Dividual, 324, 519. 
Barbara Jones, 242, 257. 
Barbara Maria, Hurford, 257. 

Belair, 111., 257. 
Barent, 150. 
Barton, 

Illinois, 519. 

Kentucky, 323, 519. 



Index. 



535 



Belle Chipman, 247. 
Benjamin, 

Beaver Co., Pa., 235, 240, 241, 

2.43. -55. 259- 
Boston, Mass., 16. 
Bourbon Co., Ky., 520. 
Burgh, Eng., II. 
Calcutta, d., 260. 
Champaign Co., O., 517. 
Cincinnati, O., 406. 
Decatur, 111., 324, 519. 
Henry Co., Ky., 328, 519. 
Indiana, 253. 
Leonardstown, Md., 325, 326, 

327. 
Montgomery Co., Md., 231, 232, 

233. 
Montreal, Canada, 152. 
Northumberland Co., Va., 326. 
Salem, K. H., 140. 
Smyrna, Del., 413, 420, 421, 

428, 429. 
Virginia, 315, 336. 
Benjamin F., 32S. 
Benjamin Forest, 26S. 
Benjamin Franklin, 

Keokuk Co., Iowa, 271. 
New York, 152, 170. 
Smyrna, Iowa, 96. 
Benjamin Frederick, 152, 170. 
Benjamin Patterson, 256, 259, 26S. 
Benjamin R., 320. 
Benjamin T., 328, 329. 
BeDoni, 

Beaver Co., Pa., 232, 234, 235, 
239. ^4'='. 241, -53> -54, 2.55> 
517- 
Calcutta, O., 241, 256, 257. 
Holmes Co., O., 242. 
Logan Co., Ky., 243. 
Montgomery Co., Md., 236. 
"Wapello, Iowa, 520. 
Bernard, 

Athlone, Ireland, 178. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 
Jacksonville, 111., 323, 324, 519. 
Bertha Alice, 330. 
Bertie, 148. 
Bertram, 8. 
Bercrand, 520, 521. 
Betsey, Carley, 132. 147. 
Owen, 328. 
vulgamot, 242. 

W.ARE, 321. 
CONKLIN, 156, 157. 

Talbot Co., Md., 223. 
Betsey Ann, 132, 133. 
Bettie A., 329. 
Boice, 332. 
Borcvelt, 151. 



Boswell, 150. 

Braxton, 327. 

Bristol, 43, 50. 

Briton, 342, 343. 

Buelah, 329. 

Burret S., 16S, iSi, 516. 

Byron, 325. 

Caleb, 

New York, 151. 
Rusbcllville, Ky., 243. 
Calvin, 519. 
Campbell, 320. 
Carleton E., 272. 
Carolina Prioleau, 354. 
Caroline, Bradford, 157. 
Brown, 148. 
G.-iEGORY, 520. 
Mettee, 215, 227. 
Neilson, 223, 226. 
Tozer, 185. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., I So. 
HotchkissviUe, Ct., 133. 
Pittsburg, Pa., 21 1. 
Caroline Blanche, 405. 
Caroline Deas, 351. 
Caroline Dutcher, 175. 
Caroline Elizabeth, 

Chili, S. A., 366. 
New London, Ct., 137. 
Caroline H., 345. 
Caroline Ives, 65. 
Caroline M., 343. 
Caroline Whiteley, 253. 
Carrie, 372. 
Carrie Bell, 335. 
Carrie E., 145. 
Carrie Lavina, 152. 
Carrie Lee, 525. 
Catharine, Caulk, 281, 286. 
Dawson, 178. 
Dixon, 243. 
Evans, 14S. 
FouLKE, 500. 
Leepfr, 199. 

LoCKWOOD, 225. 

Mac(l\ll, 239, 245. 
Moore, 279, 283. 
PuGH, 253. 
Sharp, 132, 147- 
Cumberland Co., Pa., 198. 
HotchkissviUe, Ct., 134, 515. 
New York, 151. 
Wilmington, N. C, 343. 
Catharine Bedell, 159. 
Catharine Cordes, Ball, 34S, 354. 

Wilkinson. 354, 521, 
Catharine Elizabeth, 21 1. 
Catharine Harrison, 238, 252, 517. 
Catharine Joanna, 349, 355. 



53^ 



The Dawson Family, 



Catharine Martling, 175. 
Catharine Ruhamah, 81. 
Celia Anna, 283, 291. 
C. H., 512. 
Charity Alston, 339. 
Charles, 

Anderson Co., Ky., 2S1. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 

Charleston, S. C, 355. 

Dearborn Co., Ind., 232, 237. 

Gloucester Co.. N. J., 1S5. 

Greene Co., Ind., 259. 

Holden, Mass., 142, 145, 516. 

Lancashire, Eng., 305. 

Los Angclos Co., Cal., 520. 

Nelson, N. Y.. 54. 

New York, 151, 152. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 1S7. 

Talbot Co., Md., 505. 

Tippecanoe Co., Ind., 276, 281. 
Charles A., 14^. 
Charles Albert, 66. 
Charles Bernard, 519. 
Charles Carroll, 55, 7S-81, 152. 
Charles David, 519. 
Charles Edward, 75. 
Charles Ellis, 329. 
Charles Emory, 197. 
Charles F., 145. 
Charles G., 246. 
Charles H., 153. 
Charles Henry, 

Sangamon Co., 111., 519. 

Woodstock, 111., 145. 
Charles Herbert, 66. 
Charles Le Compte, 298. 
Charles Lucien, 300. 
Charles Mark, 152. 
Charles Postell, 

Charleston, S. C, 345, 346, 348, 

349. 355> 360- 
Spring Hill, Ala., 354. 
Charles PouUney, 192. 
Charles R., 211. 
Charles Robert, 516. 
Charles Ryle, 87, 120. 
Charles Scott, 195, 196. 
Charles Wesley, 500, 525. 
Charles Wilmot, 81. 
Charlotte, Bog ess, 28 i. 

MiLLtR, 276. 

Charleston, S. C, 352. 

New York, 164. 
Charlotte Clarissa, 96. 
Charlotte Motte, 347. 
Chester, 56, 89. 
Chloe, 66, 105. 
Christine Amanda, 196. 
Christopher, 

Acornbank, Eng., 7. 



(Christopher), 

Arncliffe, Eng., 10. 

Northumberland Co., Va., 326. 
Clara Eliza, 87. 
Clara Jane, 206. 
Clara Z., 145. 
Clarence, 95. 
Clarence Edward, 196. 
Clay D., 330, 331. 
Clementina, 279. 
Clementine, 399. 
Clement L. Vallandingham, 268. 
Coleman, 518. 
Colman, 81. 
Cora, 2CO. 
Cordes, 354. 
Cornelia, 522. 
Cornelia Parrutt, 195. 
Cynthia, 254, 259. 
Cyrus, 239. 

D., 511. 

Daniel, 

Abington, Pa., 419. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 241, 254, 25S. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 

Brooklyn, O., 278, 2S2, 518. 

Kildoney, Ireland, 17S. 

New York, 150. 

Northumberland Co., Pa., 500, 
501. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 188, 193,411, 
413,419, 420. 

Unionvillage, Va., 326. 
Daniel Gaius, 96. 
Daniel S., 520. 
Darby, 153. 
David, 

Caswell Co., N. C, 269. 

Chester Co., Pa., 408. 

Greene Co., N. Y., 147. 

Heathsville, Va., 325, 326. 

Kentucky, 520. 

Madison Co., O., 520. 
David Alonzo, 66. 
David Derastus, 55, 87. 
David L., 327. 

Deborah, Dawson, 184, 185, 516. 
Roberts, 185. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 420. 

Talbot Co., Md., 504. 
Deborah H., 27S, 282. 
Delilah, 520. 
Desire, 37. 
Diantha, 134. 
Dorcas, 184, 185. 
Dorothy, 

Chester Co., Pa., 413, 419, 420. 

Smyrna, Del., 421. 
Douglas Hambleton, 226, 517. 



Inde 



X. 



537 



Drury T., 333. 
D. Towns, 3S2. 



Ebenezer, 147. 

Eben Ford, 329. 

Edgar Gilmer, 369, 370, 375, 379, 383, 

521. 
Edgar Rhodes, 383. 
Edgar Smith, 2SS. 
Edith, Carter, 194, 196. 

Easton, Md., 196. 
Edith OrHey, 196. 
Edith M., 196. 
Edmond, 269. 
Edmonia, 321. 
Edmund J., 184. 
Edward, 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 
Caroline Co., Md., 176. 
Easton, Wd., 195. 
Kent Co., Dsl., 2S7. 
Lancashire, Eng., 305. 
New Orleans, La., 394. 
Northumberland Co., Pa., 500. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 13S. 
Royal O'ak, Mich., 166, i8o. 
St. .Louis, Mo., 500, 501. 
Taibot Co., Md., 504. 
Edward A., 404. 
Edward C. W., Z79, 2S3. 
Edward E., 327. 
Edward Everett, 96. 
Edward Finch, 8. 
Edward Franklin, 363. 
Edward Hamilton, 35S. 
Edward Hariison, 310. 
Edward Logan, 519. 
Edward Matthews, 

Eiston, Md., 194, 195. 
Washington, D. C, 193, 195, 
196. 
Edward Riley, 57. 
Edward Sebried, 53, 77, 78, 514. 
Edward Seymour, 78, 514. 
Edward Thomas, 160. 
Edward ^^'alter, 65, 103, 515. 
Edwin, 321. 
Edwin Alexander, 211. 
Edwin Hicks, 152, 158, 161. 
Edwin Holly, 267. 
Edwin J. E., 363, 364. 
Edwin R., 145. 
Etfie, 134. 

Elbert Williams, 301. 
Elbridge, 199. 
Eleanor, Allnutt, 232. 

B-'VYNE, 230. 

Fkeenian, 520. 

68 



(Eleanor), McFarlanp, 202, 205. 
Powell, 520. 
Sherm.\n, 150. 

SwE.\RINGEN', 232. 

Elias, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa, 519. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 193, 306. 
Springfield, 111., 519. 
Elias Offley, 194, 196. 
Elias S. Earle, 363, 365. 
Elijah, 

Dearborn Co., Ind., 238. 
Independence, Ind., 238. 
Iowa, 323, 518. 
Kent Co., Del., 276, 277, 279. 
Lincoln Co., Kv., 316, 317, 318, 
518. 
Elijah Wade, 319. 
Eli Lide, 358. 
Elisha, 

CarolineCo., Md., 276, 277, 278, 

280. 
Stanton, Del., 282. 
Eliza, Davis, 177. 

FisuER, 243, 258, 259. 
Howard, 4:9. 
Simons, 255. 
Charleston, S. C, 355. 
Chili, S. A., 366. 
Iowa, 519. 

New Orleans, La., 394. 
New York, 160. 
Tippecanoe Co., Ind., 28 i. 
Eliza Ann, 158, 161. 
Eliza Clark, 363. 364. 
Eliza De La Montagnie, 160. 
Eliza Jane, 223, 226. 
Eliza Teresa, 47, 62. 
Elizabeth, Adams, 142, 146. 
B.^RRETT, 2S0. 
BL.^cKMORE, 235, 237, 242. 
Browne, 409. 
Campbell, 210. 
Dawson, 241, 253. 
Fenbye, 1 88. 
Fletcher, 256. 

FUQUA, 333. 

George, 154. 
HixoN, 397 399. 
Jenkins, 194, 195. 
LiTTELL, 255. 

MULKEY, 371, 372. 

Nevitt, 503, 504. 
Orch.^rd ; AIcCoMBs, 332. 
Finder, 279. 
Sewell, 505. 504. 
Stre.^ton, 188. 
swearingen, 232. 
townsend, 239 



538 



77/6' Danrson Family, 



(Elizabeth), Tracy, 203, 206. 
Van Norden, 150. 
Venner, 164. 
Weeks, 156, 159. 
Welsh, 201. 
Wilson, 276. 

Anderson Co., Ky., 276. 

Atlanta, Ga., 364. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 240. 

Boston, iMass., 16, 17. 

Calcutta, O., 242, 260. 

Charleston, S. C, 346, 352. 

Cumberland Co., Pa., 19S. 

Guernsey Co., O., 2C2. 

Montgomery Co., Md., 232, 
236. 

Newark, N. J., 161. 

New Haven, Conn., 130. 

Onslow Co., N. C, 342. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 193, 420. 

Putnam Co., Ind., 27c. 

Salem, N. J., 1S4, 516. 

Smyrna, Del., 421. 

Talbot Co., Md., 216, 217, 221, 
305, 504. 

Unionvilbge, Va., 327. 

Wilmington, Del., 430, 517. 

Yorkshire, Eng., 306. 
Elizabeth Alice, 144. 
Elizabeth Ann, 225, 226. 
Elizabeth B., 200. 

Elizabeth Ballantyne, 203, 207, 516,517. 
Elizabeth Gresham, 38 2. 
Elizabeth Groome, 196. 
Elizabeth H., 246. 
Elizabeth Harriet, 349. 
Elizabeth Jennings, 23S, 252, 517, 518. 
Elizabeth L., 334, 
Elizabeth Matthews, 357. 
Elizabeth T., 339. 
Elizabeth Thankful, 89. 
Elizabeth W., 192. 
Elizur Andrus, 43, 55. 
Ella, 200. 

Ella Anzonetta, 65. 
Ella Augusta, 160. 
Ella Groome, 194, 516. 
Ella Louisa, 2c6. 

Ellen, Cass, 238, 252, 517, 518. 
D.4WSON, 239, 240. 
Hope, 225, 22S. 

HoYT, 166, 168. 

Kinsey, 254. 

Mackall, 239, 264. 

Seaman, i 57. 
Ellen A., 271. 
Ellen Blanche, 22S. 
Ellen E., 404. 
Ellen F., 333. 



Ellen Moore, 239. 

Ellen Pauline, 335. 

EUinor Mary, 404. 

Elliott Marshall, 50, 72. 

Ellis, 328. 

Ellis Bailey, 239. 

Elma, 

Beaver Co., Pa., 25;. 

Los Angelos Co., Cal., 520. 

Smyrna, Del., 287. 
Elmlra, 501. 
Elmore, 148. 
Elsie Patterson, 253. 
Elva E., 145. 
Elvie A., 3S4. 
Emanuel, 187, 407, 516. 
Emelinc, 59, 96. 

Emily, Button; Werdon, 56, 8 
Tucker, 504, 505. 

Dorchester Co., Md., 298. 
Emily F., 192. 
Emily Violet, 239. 
Emma, Hall, 351, 359. 

Greene Co., Ga., 383. 

Hotchkissville, Ct., 133. 

Iowa, 148. 

New York, 159. 

Winston Co., Miss., 366. 
Emma Caledonia, 379, 3S3. 
Emma Grace, 405. 
Emma Hazeltine, 382, 385. 
Emma J., 

Daviess Co., Ky., 329. 

Unionviilage, Va., 327. 
Emma Jane, 205, 208. 
Emma Louisa, 226. 
Emma Lucretia, 223. 
Emma M., 364. 
Emma Monck, 347, 351. 
Eneas McD., 510. 
Ephraim, 

Ireland, 6. 

Madison Co., O., 520. 
Eppa, 336. 

Erastus Buck, 500, 525. 
Erwin Clinton, 133. 
Esau, 520. 
E. Spurgeon, 365. 
Estella Jane, 200. 
^Estella Maria, 96. 
Esther, 

New York, 152. 

Wilkes Co., N. C, 270. 
Esther Caroline, 516. 
Esther -Martling, 175, 
Eugene, 287. 
Eugene Wythe, 299. 
Eugenie, 245. 
Eunecia, 43, 49. 



Index. 



539 



Evangeline, 265. 
Eveline Abigail, 50, 72. 
Ezekiel, 2-4, 27S, 2S1, 2S7-S9. 
Ezekiel Warner, 287. 

Fanny, Huff, 66, 104. 
Piper, 520. 

Chili, S. A., 366. 

Lynchburg, O., 321. 

Ohio Co., Ky., 325. 
Fanny C, 249. 
Fanny D., 321. 
Fanny E., I 3S. 
Fanny Elizabeth, 366. 
Fanny Gray, 521. 
Ferdinand, 327. 

Fielding, 332. 
Flora Marsh, 7S. 
Florence, 383, 522. 
Florence Adele, 96. 
Florence C, 95. 
Florence Irene, 66, 514- 
Florence Marie, 75. 
Florida E., 271. 
Folkert, 516. 
Ford, 268. 
Frances, Townsend, 225. 

Talbot Co., Md., 182, 305. 
Frances Ann, 177. 
Frances Anna, 304. 
Frances Burt, 36c, 521. 
Frances Emma, 366. 
Frances Ermina, 65, 514. 
Frances Henrietta, 383. 
Frances J., 326, 32S. 
Frances Mary, Follett, 398, 400. 
Parker, 75, 113. 
Frances Selina, 223. 
Francis, 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 

Burlington Co., N. J., 182. 

Canterbury, Eng., 308. 

Fordham Abbey, Eng., 308, 309. 

Gloucester Co., N. J., 185. 

Hotchkiisville, Ct., 132, 133. 

New York, 151, 36^. 

Salem, N. J., 1S3, 184, 516. 

Talbot Co., Md., 504. 

Whitby, Eng., 405. 
Francis J., 367. 
Francis Maxheld, 132, 147. 
Francis W., 367. 
Frank, 

Bedford, O., 406. 

Los Angelos Co., Cal., 520. 

New Yurk, 152. 

Raleigh, N. C, 364. 

Whitby, Eng., 405. 



Frank Chase, 206. 
Frank Eugene, 96. 
Frank Henry, 323. 
Frank O'Mallcy, 179. 
Franklin, 

Calcutta. O., 260. 

Cincinnati, O., 404. 

Ea5ton, Md., 195. 

Greene Co., Ind., 259. 
Franklin E., 200. 
Franklin W., 199, 200. 
Franklin Tuttle, 65, 104. 
Freddie H., 145. 
Fred Elliott, 72. 
Fred Millard, 72. 
Frederick, 

Baltimore, Md., 306. 

Caioline Co., Md., 274, 276. 

Danville, Vt., 14^. 

Oswego, N. Y., 150. 
Frederick De Forest, 55. 
Frederick William, 177. 

Gabriel, 

Kentucky, 328. 

Virginia, 335. 
Geneva Erneitine, 104. 
Gennet, 516. 
George, 

Albany, N. Y., 151, 166, 516. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 235, 240, 241, 
242, 254, 255,265. 

Birmingham, Eng., 11. 

Boston, Mass., 16, 17. 

Calcutta, O., 242, 243, 260. 

Edinburgh, Scot., 166. 

England, 12. 

Fayette Co., Pa., 231, 233, 238, 
396, 517- 

Grant, Neb., 142, 144, 515. 

Greene Co., Ga., 344, 368, 369, 

371. 373- 
Greene Co., N. Y., 147. 
Indiana. 28 2. 
Iowa, 147, 204. 
Lincoln Co., Eng., 369, 370. 
London, Eng., 508. 
Montgomery Co., Md., 230, 231. 
New Burlington, O., 406. 
Newcastle, Eng., 10. 
New York, 151, 152, 164, 512. 
North Ferrlby, Eng., 8, 164. 
Northumberland Co., Va., 326. 
N. Y. and Michigan, 149, i66- 

168, iSo. 
Ohioville, Pa., 255. 
Osgodby, Eng., 164. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 190, 502. 
Plattsburg, Mo., 520. 



540 



The Dazvsoti Family. 



(George), 

gueen Anne Co., Md., 429. 
Ripen, Eng., 164. 
Russellville, Ky., 243. 
Salem Co., K. f., 184, 516. 
Talbot Co., Md., 222. 
Utah, 520. 
Versailles, 111., 199. 
Virginia, 336. 
George A., 241, 257. 
George Augustine, 268. 
George Ashley, 369, 372. 
George B., 

Cork, Ireland, 12. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 502. 
George Baylor, 300. 
George Cooley, 175, 516. 
George D. Prentice, 254. 
George Ellis, 519. 
George F., 405. 

George Fielding, 23S, 253, 517. 
George Francis, 

Kent, Eng., 30S. 
Washington, D. C, 308, 310-12, 
Si3. 
George H., 

New York, 181. 
Philadelphia, Pa., iSS. 
George Hewlette, 156, 158, 159. 
George Keller, 397. 
George Littleton, 252. 
George Malcomb, 373. 
George Nicholas, 23S, 517. 
George Oscar, 379. 
George Pelsant, 8. 
George Robert, 6, 7. 
George S., 

Albany, N. Y., 168. 
New Mexico, 204. 
George Smith, 88, 121. 
George T., 365. 
George W., 

Beaver Co., Pa., 255. 
Broad Brook, Ct., 145. 
Dawsonville, Md., 229, 236. 
Howard, Ohio, 206, 209. 
New Orleans, La., 202. 
George Wadsworth, 266. 
George Wallace, 65, 104. 
George Walter, 325. 
George Washingron, 404. 
George William, 

Bullock Co., Ala., 381, 384. 
Columbus, Ga., 384. 
Royal Oak, Mich., iSo. 
Georgia, 3S9. 
Gilbert, 

Azerly, Eng., S, 164. 
New York, 156. 
Gilbert E., 153. 



Gilbett Francis, 

Washington, D. C, 312. 

Yorkshire, Eng., 308, 309. 
Gipson, 324. 
Grace, 161. 

Greenbury, 277, 281, 286. 
Greta Cynthia, 87. 
Gustavus Parrott, 195. 



Hannah, Gr.annis, 37, 39, 

Boston, Mass., 16. 

Derry, N. H., 137. 

Jacksonville, 111., 323. 

Onslow Co., N. C, 342. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 279. 

Salem, N. J., 1S4. 
Hannah Harrison, 354. 
Hannah Louisa, 205, 209. 
Hannah M., 358. 
Hannah Williams, AndPsEws, 15S. 

Newark, N. J., 161. 
Hans, 149. 
Harlan H., 204. 
Ilarman, 56. 

Harmon Jackson, 87, 1 12. 
Harriet, Adams, 397, 400. 

H.^LL, 351, 359, 521. 

Mc DoNOUGH, 165. 

Charleston, S. C, 355. 

Greene Co., N. Y., 147. 
Harriet A., 145. 
Harriet Ann, 349. 
Harriet Eliza, 56, 90. 
Harriet Honey, 34S, 354. 
Harriet Jane, 211. 
Harrison, 

Beaver Co., Pa., 254, 265. 

Indiana, 253. 

Little Rock, Ark., 239, 264. 

Owensboro, Ky., 324. 
Harry, 

Champaign Co., O., 233, 396. 

Now York, 152. 
Harry C, 265. 
Harry Hamilton, 228. 
Harry Hollister, 16 1. 
Harry Percy, 310. 
Harry Radford, 177. 
Harvey, 255. 
Hattie, 

Iowa, 148. 

Jacksonville, 111., 519. 

Spencer, N. Y., 123. 
Ilawley, 132. 

Hawkins, 254, 255, 265, 266. 
Helen, Tilden, 226, 228. 

Castleton N. Y., 62. 
Helen C, 260. 
Helen P., 204. 



Index. 



541 



Helen G., 192. 
Helen Ogilvie, 354. 
Helena, 72, iii. 
Henderson Madison, 211. 
Henrietta, Gassawav, 237. 

HiGGiNs, 276. 
Henrietta S., 32S. 
Henrietta Wingfield, Hill, 379, 383. 

Greene Co., Ga., 382. 
Henry, 

Barrlngton, 111., 87. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 235, 240. 

Boston, Mass., 15, 16. 

Breedon, Eng., S. 

Broad Brook, Ct., 21, 141, 142, 

515- 

Biboklyn, N. Y., 156, 177. 
Castleton, N. Y., 46, 61. 
Cohoes, N. Y., 149, 152, 177. 
Council Bluff's, Iowa, 519. 
Durham, England, 9. 
Hagerstown, Md., 396. 
Halifax Co., N. C, 338. 
Hotchkissville, Ct., 132, 134, 

SH- 

Illinois, 500, 501. 

Long Island, N". Y., 149, 151, 
152, 154- 156. 

Montgomery Co., Md., 232. 

New York, 150, 152. 

Pennsylvania, 1S9, 232, 396, 
522. 

Queens Co., Ireland, 152. 

Virginia, 335, 336, 3S1. 

Worcester, Mass., 142, 146. 
Henry A., 

Beloit, Wis., 145. 

Maury Co., Tenn., 339. 
Henry Anstice, 228. 
Henry Barton, 149, 152, 170-175, 

516. 
Henry Carter, 195, 
Henry Clay, 

Clarksville, Tenn., 244. 

Lynchburg, O., 239, 396, 517. 
Henry D., 153. 
Henry H., 381, 384, 522. 
Henry Hobart, 77. 
Henry Hodgeson, i8l. 
Henry Liglit, 525. 
Henry Lyman, 147. 
Henry Mounger, 379. 
Henry P., 152. 
Henry Rogers, 582. 
Henry S., 334. 
Henry Sht;pard, 47, 65, 514. 
Henry Smith, 66, 514. 
Herbert, 325, 329. 
Herbert Marion, 335. 
Hernion Frederick, 57, 93. 



Hester, Waring, 355, 521. 

Knoxville, Tenn., 343. 
Hicks, 157. 
Hiram A., 336. 
Holt, 

New Hartford, Ct., 43, 47. 

Northford, Ct., 47. 
Homer, 522. 
Homer C., 255. 
Homer Wheaton, 78. 
Horace Nimmo, 228. 
Horatio, 520. 

Hosea, 342. — 

Howard. 81. 

Howard Henderson, 334. 
Howard Park, 104. 
Hugh, 

Barbadoes, W. I., 19. 

Talbot Co., Md., 503, 505. 
Hugh F., 132, 147. 
Huldah, Carpenter, 41, 45. 
Mann, 500, 501. 

East Haven, Ct., 39. 



Ichabod Williams, 158, 160, 161. 
Ida, 

Beaver Co., Pa., 254. 

Iowa, 148. 
Ida E., 180. 
Ida Fidelia, 312. 
Ida M., 

Dorchester Co., Md., 505. 

Mt. Sterling, 111., 200. 
Impy, 503, 504. 
Ira W., 329. 
Irwell Charles, 144. 
Isaac, 

Baltimore, Md., 429. 

Chester Co., Pa., 408. 

Chillicothe, O., 520. 

Hampshire Co., W. Va., 520. 

Kent, Eng., 362. 

Northumberland Co., Pa., 501. 

Pennsylvania, 188. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 413,420, 516. 

Queen Anne Co , Md., 421, 429. 

Royal Oak, Mich!, 167, 180. 

Warren, O., 5:10, 501. 
Isabel, 

Fowler, O., 97. 

Newark, N. J., 161. 
Isabella, Mattoon, 137, 138. 
Nicholson, 279. 

New York, 151. 
Isabella Carpenter, 260. 
Isabella Maclean, 354. 
Isadore, 365. 
Isaiah, 501. 



542 



^he Dawso?i Family. 



Jackson, 

Northumberland Co., Pa., 501. 

Ohio Co., Ky., 323, 324. 
Jacob, 

Fhiladelphia, Pa., 501, 525. 

Smyrna, Del., 421. 
Terre Haute, Ind., 520. 

Virginia, 520. 
Jacob Drayton, 347, 351. 
Jacob Henry, 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 159. 

Newark, N. J., 151, 152, 155, 
^56, 157, 160, 162. 
Jacob Hunter, 339. 
Jacob M., 324. 
James, 

Alleghany Co., Md., 269. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 254, 265. 

Boston, Mass., 16. 
--t Bourbon Co., Ky., 519. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 

Chestertown, Md., 421, 429, 430. 

Cocke Co., Tenn., 270, 271. 

Columbus, O., 203, 2c6. 

Conestoga, Pa., 525. 

Clayton, Mich., 166, 1S3, 516. 

Cumberland Co., Pa., 198. 
— Danville, Ky., 317, 31S, 518. 

Donegal Co., Ireland, 17S. 

Dublin, Ireland, 154. 

Gloucester Co., N. J., 1S5. 

Hancock Co., InJ., 27S, 2S3. 

Harrison, Ky., 2S0. 

Hillsdale, Wis., 199. 

Iowa, 511, 516. 

Indiana, 282. 
— ^Kentucky, 202, 328. 

Linlithgow, Scot., 136. 

Low Wray, Eng., 5. 

Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 519. 

New York, 149, 151, 152, 166. 

Onslow Co., N. C, 342, 343. 

Pennsylvania, 511. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 18S, 408,413, 
420,427,441. 

Pictou, N. S., 508. 

Pittsburg, Pa., 396. 

Queen Anne Co., Md., 219, 222. 

Rockville, Ct., 134. 

St. Michaels, Md., 215, 222, 
223, 225, 506, 517. 

Sutterby, Eng., 5, 370. 

Talbot Co., Md., 214, 216, 218, 
221, 223, 503. 

Virginia, 315. 

Washington Co., Pa., 19S, 201. 

Washington, Iowa, 202, 204. 

Wilmington, N. C, 344, 521. 

Wooster, Ohio, 242. 



(James,) 

Worcester, Mass., 136. 
Yarmouth, Eng., 10. 
James A., 331, 333, 334. 
James B., 

Mt. Sterling, III., 200. 
New York, 152. 
Onslow Co., N. C, 343. 
Wilmington, Del., 306. 
James Baker, 363, 366. 
James Beckley, 270. 
James Brown, 

Brooklyn, 111., 212. 
Mendota, 111., 210, 211. 
James C, 271. 
James Crosby, 369, 372. 
James Denison, 44, 58. 
James E., 143, 146. 
James Ellis, 329. 
James Francis, 304. 
James Franklin, 

Lincoln Co., Ky., 310. 
Winston Co., Miss., 366. 
James Harmon, ^9. 
James Harrison, 363, 365. 
James Henry, 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 177. 
New York, 179. 
James Henry Threewits, 382. 
James Katon, 365. 
James Knox, 148. 
James L. B., 259. 
James Lowes, 

San Antonio, Texas, 299. 
Westminster, Md., 298, 299. 
James Lycurgus, 206. 
James M., 

Beaver Co., Pa., 235, 240. 
Dorchester Co., Md., 504, 505. 
Montgomery Co., Md., 235, 243. 
James Madison, 323, 324, 325. 
Jamea Monroe, 46, 62. 
James N., 506. 

James Nicholas, 302, 503, 504, 505. 
James O'Donnell, 55. 
James Parrish, 319. 
James Parrott, 195. 
James Poultney, 192. 
James R., 397, 399. 
James Radford, 177. 
James Robert, 325. 
James Ross, 205, 208. 
James S., 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 149, 153, 179, 

180. 
Daviess Co., Ky., 32S, 329. 
Kingston, W. I., 179. 
Twiggs Co., Ga., 521. 
James T., 344. 



Index 



543 



James W., 

Flint, Mich., i66, iSc, 516. 
Pictou, N. S., 508. 
James Wade, 318, 319, 518. 
James William, 

Bedford, O., 405, 522. 
Texas, 399. 

Wilmington, Del., 428, 430. 
Winston Co., Miss., 366. 
Jane, Dawson, 210, 212. 
Fulton, 202, 203. 
Ingerson, 136, 137. 
Johns, 232. 
Orr, 257. 
Pinkney, 355, S2I. 
^ Rhodes, 324. 
She-i^rer, 201. 
Smith, i56, 169, 181. 
TuRRiLL, 172, 175. 
Worrell, 420. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 156, I So. 
' Cincinnati, O., 404. 
Cumberland Co., I'a., 19S. 
Dublin Co., Ireland, 154. 
Guernsey Co., O., 202. 
Illinois, 501. 

Northumberland Co., Va., 326. 
Mt. Sterling, 111., 199. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 407, 420, 516. 
South Norwalk, Conn., 143. 
Jane Barton, 172. 
Jane Elizabeth, 363, 366. 
Jane Lowes, 29S. 
Jane Roberta, 304. 
Janet JVIonteith, 136. 
Jannett, 156. 
Jared S., 280, 297. 
Jasper, 303._ 
Jasper Turpin, 303. 
Jean, 253, 518.- 
Jedediah, 1S3, 516. 
Jefferson, 157. 
Jennette, 47, 64. 
Jennie, 

Montgomery Co., Tenn., 263. 
Newark, N. J., 1 60. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 287. 
Jennie Adelle, 519. 
Jeremiah, 

Hart Co., Ky., 331, 332. 
Iowa, 511. 
Pennsylvania, 188. 
Virginia, 336. 
Jeremiah J., 333. 
Jesse, 316, 320. 
Jesse Athcrton, 

Halifax Co., N. C, 338. 
Oakalona, Aliss., 339. 
Jessie Cordes, 354. 



Jessie Theresa, 144. 
J. Evans, 517. 
J. H., 255. 
J.M., 512. 
Joanna, 348, 353. 
Joanna Adelaide, 351. 
Joanna Martha, 360. 
Joanna Monck, Glaze, 346. 

Charleston, S. C, 347. 
Joanna Septima, 347. 
Job, 

Charleston, S. C, 367. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 502. 
New Haven, Ct., 129, 130. 
Job H., 255. 
Joel, 

Schodack, N. Y., 37, 41. 
South Schodack, N. Y., 44, 46. 
Joel J., 46, 61. 
Joel Watkins, 318. 
John, 

Acworth, Ga., 361. 
Alexandria, La., 395. 
Alleghany City. Pa., 257. 
Amherst Co., Va., 316. 
Anderson Co., Ky., 276, 281. 
Beaver Co., Pa., 254. 
Bedford, O., 40J. 
Bedford Co., Va., 331. 
Bourbon Co., Ky., 519. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 147, 153, 179, 

180. 
Brown Co., 111., 198. 
California, 367. 
Canton, Miss., 339, 340. 
Caroline Co., Md., 276. 
Cass Co., Ga., 371. 
Champaign Co., O., 232, 233, 

240, 517. 
Charles Co., Md., 303, 304. 
Charleston, S. C, 345, 346, 350, 

521. 
Cohoes, N. Y., 177, 178. 
Columbus, O., 397 - 399. 
Culmerville, Pa., 210, 21 1. 
Danville, O., 201, 202. 
Dawson Castle, Ireland, 6. 
Derbyshire, Eng., 152. 
De Witt Co., 111., 199. 
East Haven, Conn., 27, 32-35, 37. 
England, 12. 
Forest City, Ark., 281. 
Glenvil!e,'N. Y., 131. 
Greene Co., Ga., 369, 371. 
Greene Co., O., 396. 
Guernsey Co., O., 202. 
Halifax Co., N. C, 337, 338. 
Harrison Co., Ky., 2S0. 
Hart Co., Ky., 332. 



544 



The 'Dawson Fajuily. 



Qohn), 



Hatboro and Phila., 187, 407, 
408,411-413, 419, 517,522, 

5^5- 
Heworth, Eng., 164. 
Hotchkis3ville,Ct., 132, 133, 134. 
Illinois, 511. 
Iowa, 518. 
Ireland, 502. 

Jacksonville, 111., 323, 519. 
Kendall, Eng., 141. 
Lancaster, Eng., 9. 
Lancaster, Pa., 279. 
Leonardstown, Md., 327. 
Lincoln Co., Ky., 317. 
London, Eng., 9. 
Louisiana, 323. 
Louisville, Ky., 520. 
Maury Co., Tenn., 338, 339. 
Monroe, Ct., 19, 21, 131, 147. 
New Hartford, Ct., 38, 39, 45. 
Nev/ Jersey, 1 86, 502. 
New Orleans, La., 394, 522. 
New York, 150, 151, 152, 179, 
, 512. 
Northumberland Co., Pa., 500, 

501. 
Northumberland Co., Va., 325, 

326. 
Onslow Co., N. C, 342. 
Philadelphia, Pa, 1S7, 188,407, 

413, 420. 
Pittsburg, Pa., 239. 
Prince George's Co., Md., 214, 

229, 230, 237. 
Queen Anne Co., Md., 219, 222. 
Queens Co., Ireland, 152. 
Russellville, Ky., 243. 
St. John's, N. B., 179. 
Salem Co., N. J., 1S4, 516. 
Salem, Mass., iS. 
Sangamon Co., 111., 520. 
Shelburne, Vt., 140. 
Shelby Co., Ky., 324. 
Smyrna, Del., 421. 
Solesbury, Pa., 407, 408, 409, 

410. 
Spencer, N. Y., 38, 44, 55, 89, 

513- 
Spottsylvania, Va., 518. 
Springfield, 111., 304. 
Sutterby, Eng., 369, 370. 
Talbot Co., Md., 213-219,221, 

222, 223, 225, 301, 305, 307. 

504, 506. 
Uniontown, Pa., 229, 233, 238, 

246, 517, 5--- 
Virginia, 314, 315, 336, 520. 
Wales, 152. 



(John), 

Washington, Iowa, 202, 204, 

5J7- 

West Nottingham, Pa., 407, 408. 

Whitehaven, Eng., 141. 

Wilmington, N. C, 344, 521. 

Worcester, Mass., 142, 144,516. 

W. Va., 331. 

Yarmouth, Eng., 10. 

Yorkshire, Eng., 306. 
John Abercrombie, 354, 361. 
John Albert, 144. 
John Allen, 519. 
John Alvan, 226, 517. 
John B., 

Craven Co., N. C, 337, 338. 

Mt. Sterling, 111., 200. 

Ovid, Mich., 201, 202, 205, 208. 

St. FrancisviUe, La., 315, 394, 
521. 
Jolin Barker, 78. 
John B.iylor, 299. 
John Beitler, 274, 284. 
John Bever, 229, 256. 
John Bryan, 355. 
John C, 502. 
John Charles, 

Dearborn Co., Ind., 238. 

Greene Co., N. Y., 132, 147. 
John Clark, 

Chili, S. A., 563, 366. 

India, 362. 
John Coleman, 

Hawesville, Ky., 325. 

Owensboro, Ky., 324. 
John Cordes, 348, 354. 
John Dabney, 316, 31S, 319, 518. 
John Edmonds, 

Columbus, Ga., 386, 387-3(89, 
390. » 

Morgan Co., Ga., 386. 

Twiggs Co., Ga., 522. 
John Edward, 349. 
John F., 511. 
John Fountaine, 382. 
John Francis, 

Greensboro, Md., 302, 504, 505. 

Yorkshire, Eng., 308. 
John George, 287. 
John H. E., 301. 
John Healey, 152. 
John Henry., 338. 
John Huger, 

Brenham, Texas, 347, 349. 

Camden Ark., 35S. 

Charleston, S. C, 351, 359, S^'I. 
John I., 155, 156, 158. 
John James, 

Delmar, Pa , 120. 



Index. 



545 



(John Jame--), 

Wellsboio, Pa., SS, 120. 
John K., 271. 
John Kitchen, 269, 270. 
John L., 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 
Millersburg, O., 242. 

Wooster, O-, 235, 242. 
John Lawrence, 348, 355, 360, 5-'- 
John Lewis, 2oS. 
John Littleton, 231, 233, 23S, 246- 

252, 315. 517, 51S. 
John Logan, 31S. 
John Louis, 206. 
John Low, 243. 
John Lozier, 157. 
John M., 

Los Angelos Co., Cal., 520. 

Louisville, Ky., 152. 

New York, 152, 512. 
John Marion, 271, 272. 
John Mayhe.v, 257. 
John Nicholas, 239, 517. 
John P., 153. 
John Park, 3S5. 
John Pinkerton, 

Danville, O., 203, 2c6. 

St. Louis, Mo., 203, 20", 517. 
John Rhodes, 350. 
John Robert, 343. 
John Rogers, 369, 372, 3S1. 
John Samuel, 519. 
John Selkirk, 136, 13S, 515- 
John Stock, 351. 
John T., 

Dorchester Co., Md., 302, 505. 

Hampshire Co., W. Va., 520. 
John Thomas, 

Greensboro, Ga., 381, 3S5. 

Jacksonville, 111., 519. 

Quebec, Canada, 152. 
John W., 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 

Fort Wayne, Ind., 238. 

Georgia, 3S9. 

Onslow Co., N. C, 343. 

Skipton, Md., 301. 

Unionvillage, Va., 327. 
John Wallace, 519. 
John Will, 332. 
John William, 

Memj-hi$, Tenn., 304. 

Montreal, Canada, 50S-IO. 

New York, i 52. 

Putnam Co., Ind., 271. 

Russellville, K.y., 263. 
Jonas, 276. 
Jonathan, 

Bridgeton, N. J., 184, 516. 

New York, 151. 

G9 



(Jonathan), 

Yeadon, Eng., 306. 
Jonathan B., 151. 
Jordena H., 297. 
Joseph, 

Amherst Co., Va., 316. 

Anderson Co., Ky., 276, 279, 
280. 

ArnclifFe, Eng., 10. 

Atlanta, Ga., 362, 363. 

Baltimore, Md., 223. 

Brown Co., 111., 199. 

Caroline Co., Md., 274. 

Charleston, S. C, 367. 

Chester Co., Pa., 408. 

East Haven, Ct., 37. 

Effingham, 111., 199. 

Iowa, 148. 

Ireland, 392. 

Kent Co., Del., 276, 277, 279, 
293. 

London, Eng., 362. 

Mt. Vernon, O., 203, 206. 

New York, 150, 151. 

Peru, S. A., 500, 501. 

Talbot Co., Md., 503. 

Virginia, 335. 

Washington, D. C, 306. 

Washington, Iowa, 201, 202, 
204. 
Joseph Alexander, 205. 
Joseph Alfred, 394. 
Joseph Clark, 366. 
Joseph Coleman, 329. 
Joseph Columbus, 225, 228. 
Joseph H., 224, 225, 227. 
Joseph Hamilton, 203, 516. 
Joseph Henry, 

Greene Co., Ind., 259. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 525. 
Joseph Hill, 383. 
Joseph Lewis C, 363 364. 
Joseph M., 328. 
Joseph Mitchell, 205. 
Joseph N., 236. 
Joseph Peyton, 329, 330. 
Joseph Story, 286. 
Joseph T., 329. 
Joseph W. , 

Los Nietos, Cal., 515. 

L^nionvillage, Va., 326, 328. 
Joseph Wade, 319, 518. 
Josephine, Strong, 318, 51S. 

Woodbury, Ct., 134. 
Josephine Parrott, 195. 
Joshua, 

Beaver Co., Pa., 259. 
Londonderry, Ireland, 7 

New York, 151. 

Yorkshire, Eng., 306. 



546 



l^he Dawson Family. 



Joshua B.. 143. 
Joshua Martin, 399. 
Joshua Wiikjinson, 

Beaver Co., Pa., 26S. 

Greene Co., Ind., 243, 256, 259. 
Josiah, 

PhlladelphLi, Pa , 190, 516. 

Verdon, 111., 519. 
Josiah B., 204, 207. 
Julia, Rice, 244, 263. 

Onslow Co., N. C, 342. 

Russellville, Ky., 263. 
Julia Esther, 5S, 95. 
Julia Maria, 95, 126. 
Juliette, 50, 72. 
Julian Randolph, 297. 

Kate, Boyd, 254. 

Bellbrook, O., 399. 

Georgia, 297. 

Kent Co., Del., 2S8. 
Kate Florence, 297. 
Kate Muir, 302, 505. 
Katie, 179. 
Kitty Bell, 212. 

Laura, Draper, 2S7. 
Laforge, 244. 
Stienk-^mpf, i6o. 

New Orleans, La., 394. 

Onslow Co., X. C, 343. 

Unionvillage, Va., 327. 
Laura A., 271. 
Laura Louisa, 227. 
Lavinia, 520 
Lavinia Bever, H.^milton, 256, 266. 

Belair, 111., 257. 
Lavinia Hamilton, 268. 
Lawrence, 4. 
Lawrence A., 243. 
Lawrence Edwin, 

Cahaba, Ala , 358. 

Camden, Ark., 350, 357. 

Carlowville, Ala., 347, 349, 521. 
Lawrence Monck, 

Acworth, Ga., 355, 361. 

Pineville, S. C, 346, 348. 
Lawrence Percy, 357. 
Leanna, 522. 
Lee De Forest, 75, 113. 
Lee Hornsby, 365. 
Lclia Ada, 212. 
Lemuel, 323, 324, 519. 
Lena, 123. 
Leonard, 343. 
Leonard F. H., 161. 
Leonore Buykin, 371. 
Letitia Poultney, 192. 
Levi, 337. 
Levin, 503, 504. 



Levina, 62. 
Levis, 501. 
Lewis, 

Amherst Co., Va., 317. 

Hotchkissville, Ct., 133. 

Illinois, 208. 

Iowa, 148. 

Metuchin, N. J., 132, 134. 

Talbot Co., Md., 506. 
Lewis B., 511. 
Lewis E., 504, 506. 
Lewis Grover, 1 60. 
Lewis James, 206. 
Lewis L., 326, 327. 
Lillian, 

Easton, Md., 197. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 525. 
Lillie, 520. 
Lincoln, 178. 
Lindsay, 518. 
Linia, 324. 
Linna Evaline, 209. 
Lizzie, 

echoes, N. Y., 178. 

Warren, O., 501. 
Lizzie M., 152. 
Llewellyn John, 204. 
Lleweilvn Stvles, 310, 51S. 
Lloyd M., 328. 
Lorenzo, 58, 95. 
Loretta, 14S. 
Louella, 329. 

Louisa, Cass, 238, 252, 517. 
Langfitt, 255. 
Potter, 199, 200. 

Millwood, O., 202. 

Onslow Co., N. C, 342. 

Talbot Co., Md., 223. 
Louisa Alice, 144. 
Louisa Ann, 206. 
Louisa Blake, 355. 
Louisa Cass, Berry, 239. 

Patterson, 229, 252, 264. 
Louisa Catharine, 270, 272. 
Louisa Matilda, 394. 
Louisa S., 2S7. 
Louise, 383. 
Louise C., 161. 
Louis Eugene, i 33. 
Lucas, 46. 

Lucia Diane, 75, 113. 
Lucia Eunecia Amelia, 53, 73. 
Luclnda, Squires, 520. 

Iowa, 519. 
Lucien Augustus, 55, 87. 
Lucien Le Compte, 29S, 299, 300. 
Lucien Win^held, 379, 383. 
Lucius Roberts, 53, 74. 
Lucretia, Koonce, 342. 
VVeeu, 318. 



Indc. 



SM 



(Lucretia), 

Onflow Co., N. C, 343. 

Wilmington, N. C, 343. 
Lucy, Crabb, 328. 

Hkron, 177, 17S. 

WiNGFIELl), 321. 

Salem, N. J., 1S4. 
Lucy Ann, Armstrong, 321. 

Northumberland Co., Pa., 501. 
Lucy Elizabeth, 177. 
Lucy i\L, 327._ 
Lucy Wilhelmina, 297. 
Luke, II. 
Lute Elizur, 87. 
Luther Galley, 203, 207, 516. 
Lydia, Bkecher, 45, 53. 

CoI.EMAN, 519. 
CoWGILL, I S3. 

Gr-a-nnis, 37, 40. 

Stratton, 2S3, 290. 
Jacksonville, 111., 323. 
Wilmington, Del., 430. 
Lydia Rolle, 226. 

M., 303. 

M. Henrietta, 246. 

Mabel, 

Brenham, Texas, 349. 
Dorchester, S. C, 346. 
Newark, N. J., i6d. 
Mackall, 

Adams Co., O., 241, 256. 
Beaver Co., Pa., 235, 240, 241, 
255, 259,261. 
Madison, 324. 
Maggie, 501. 
Maggie Rihhle, 335. 
Malvina, 372. 
Mamie B., 1S6. 
Mann, 359. 
Maple, 325. 

Margaret, F.mrbank, 503, 504. 
Ford, 279. 
Gailey, 201. 
Perry, 276. 
Thompson, 210, 212. 
WiLLiA.Ms, 351, 359. 
Bucks Co., Pa., iSS. 
Clarkiville, Tenn., 244. 
Cumberland Co., Pa., 198. | 
Ipswich, Mass., iS. 
Northumberland Co., Pa., 500. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 1S8. 
Virginia, 520. 
W^ilkes Co., N. C, 270. 
Worcester, Ma^s., 137. 
Margaret Ann, 

Charleston, S. C, 351. 
Eastport, Me., 180. 
Margaret Barr, 136, 137. 

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Margaret M., 343. 
Margaret Mjvtin, 500. 502, 525. 
Margaret S., 2S2. 
Margaretta, 287, 294. 
Maria, Austin; Baker, 132, 134- 
Baldwin, 239. 
echoes, N. Y., 178. 
Fowler, O., 59. 
New York, 150. 
Maria B., 323. 
Maria Bever, 267. 
Maria Clark, 288. 
Maria Earle, 363, 365. 
Maria Emily, 366. 
Maria Fanny, 363. 
Maria Jane Bever, 256, 266. 
Maria L., 353. 
Maria Louisa, 53, 75. 
Maria Sumwalt, 225, 227. 
Marian, 157- 
Marietta, 519. 
Marietta F., 204. 
Marilla Elizabeth, 50, 73. 
Marion Augusta, 137. 
Mark, 141. 
Marshall, 72. 
Martha, Barnes, 44, 56. 
Davis, 519. 
King ; Harper, 324. 
Munch, 321. 
Pheni.x, 29S. 
Charleston, S. C, 346. 
East Haven, Ct., 39. 
Leonardstown, Md., 327. 
Onslow Co., N. C, 343- 
Martha Angeline, 366. 
Martha Blackwell, 35S. 
Martha Clark, 263. 
Martha Green, 339. 
Martha Hazlehurst, 359. 
Martha Maria, 57, 92. 
Martha P., 329, 330. 
Martha S., 204, 516. 
Martha Sumwalt, 227. 
Martha Susannah, 430. 
Martha Virginia, 335. 
Martin, 

Albemarle Co.. Va., 315, 518. 
Amherst Co., Va., 316,320. 
Martin B., 405. 406. 
Martin N., 320. 
Mary, Allen, 255. 

Anderson, 204. 

augustin, 244. 

Beeching, 362. 

Benjamin; Nichols, 142, 144, 

Blackmore, 235, 242. 

Blinford, 1S8. 

Blount, 386. 

Co.'VTES, 189. 



548 



The Dawson Family. 



(Mary), Christy, 520. 
Cromptok, 141. 
Dawson, 50;. 
DusiNKURv, 172, 176. 
Gardner, 333. 
Getheld, 151. 
Gruv.ell, 279, 284. 
Lamb, 429. 
Lawrence, 503. 
Mackall, 232. 
Malice, iSS. 
McCuDDv, 244, 262. 
McIntosh, 371, 372. 
Nelson, 202, 204, 517. 
Oberdorf, 500, 502. 
Postell, 346, 347. 
Potter^ 37, 40. 
Sermon, 420, 42S. 

SiNTON, 193. 

Smith, 37, 41, 46. 
Steele, 317. 
Stringer, 201. 
Taloch, 23S. 
Thomas, 220, 222. 
Thomson, 420, 427. 
TuTTLE, 43, 4S. 
Van Evera. 149. 
Vanlandingham j Beachum, 
326. 
Abington, Pa., 419. 
Anderson Co., Ky., 276. 
Bedford Co., Vj., 332. 
Boston, Mass., 16. 
Bourbon Co., Ky., 520.* 
Calcutta, O., 260. 
Caroline Co., Md., 278. 
Champaign Co., O., 240. 
Charles Co., Md., 304. 
East Haven, Ct., 37, 39. 
Guernsey Co., O., 202. 
Kent Co., Del., 279, 288. 
Leonardstown, Md-, 327. 
Los Angeles Co., Cal., 520. 
Newark, N. J., 160. 
New York, 150. 
Northumberland Co., Pa., 500. 
Nuttill Lane, Eng., 142. 
Onslow Co., N. C, 342. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 190, 287, 516, 
Salem, N. J., 1S4. 
Talbot Co.. Md., 217, 21S, 223. 
Third Haven, Md., 430. 
Westmoreland Co., Pa., 210. 
Mary A., Bennett, 203, 207. 

Hitchcock J RusbELL, 167, 

iSo, 516. 
Johnson, 241. 
Onslow Co., X. C, 342. 
Mary Adaline, Smith, 47, 66. 
Licking Co., O., 66. 



Mary Alice, Coba, S. C, 365. 

Petersburg, 111., 254. 

Putnam Co., Ind., 271. 
Mary Ann, Calahan, 1S4, 516. 

CoNR.\P, 501. 

Co.v, 298, 299. 
German, 56, 89, 513. 

McGlNNESS. 28 1. 

Parsons ; Bissell, 50, 72. 
Brooklyn, O., 282. 
Illinois, 501. 
London, Eng., 181. 
Martinsburg, O., 205. 
New York, 151. 
Tippecanoe Co., Ind., 281. 
Virginia, 519. 
Wilmingtun, Del., 430. 
Mary Anne, 347. 
Mary Anne Augusta, 53. 
Mary B., 323. 
Mary Blanche, 2c8. 
Mary C, 271, 272. 
Mary Catharine, 227. 
Mary Clarke, 252, 265. 
Mary D., 236. 
Mary Dawson, 175. 
Mary Diane, 55, 513. 
Mary E., McGouch, 38 i, 38 3. 
Talbot Co., Md., 301. 
Walhalla, S. C, 365. 
Mary Eliza, Carnes, 318. 
Macomb, 111., 96. 
Mary Elizabeth, Larrimore, 504, 505. 
New Haven, Ct., 66. 
Pittsburg, Pa., 21 1. 
Talbot Co., Md., 5C5. 
Mary Ella, 382. 
Mary Ellen, 212. 
Mary Eluise, 319. 
Mary Emily, 179. 
Mary Emma, 287. 
Mary Frances, 386, 389, 522. 
Mary Eraser, 351. 
Mary Hamilton, 132, 147. 
Mary Hand, 195. 
Mary Helen, 46, 62. 
Mary Hewlette, 156, 158. 
Mary Hill, 81. 
Mary Huger, Lide, 350, 357. 

Ravenel, 351, 358. 
Washington Co., Te.xas, 349. 
Mary Isabella, 87. 
Mary J., Smith, 287, 294. 

Jacksonville, 111., 519. 
Mary Jane, Couk, 211, 212. 

Critchfield, 203, 205. 
Erwin, 321. 
Hays, 504. 
Williams, 270, 271. 
Bedford, O., 405. 



Index. 



549 



(Mary Jane), 

Rochester, Wis., 144. 
Mary Jay, 152. 
Mary Josephine, ;6o. 
Mary K., 329, 330. 
Mary Kennedy, 

Connellsville, Pa., 253. 
Eastport, Me., 253. 
Fayette Co., Pa., 238, 517. 
Mary Leila, 104, 515. 
Mary Leonora, 47, 63. 
Mary Louisa, 

Adrian, Mich., 77. 
Newark, N. J., 160. 
New London, Ct., 137. 
Mary Lutitia, 325. 
Mary Maria, 26S. 
Mary Martin, 525. 
Mary Matilda, 335. 
Mary P., 339. 
Mary Payne, 397, 399. 
Mary Poultney, 192. 
Mary S., 343. 
Mary Smith, 281, 287. 
Mary Susanna, 304. 
Mary Tarver, 357. 
Mary Thomas, 263. 
Mary W., 301. 
Mary Wilkinson, 358. 
Mason, 245. 
Matilda, Stevens, 205. 

Lynchburg, Va., 321. 
New Orleans, La., 394. 
Talbot Co., Md., 225. 
Matilda E., I So. 
Matthew, 

Hilton, Eng., 306. 
Iowa, 202, 204. 
Lancaster, Eng., 141- 
New Wilmington, Pa., 198. 
Philadelphia, Pa.,.i8S. 
Wood Co., Ohio, 199. 
Matthew Evermont, 319. 
Mattie Clark, 263. 
Mattie Holt, 3S4. 
Mattie M., 333. 
Mattie Montieg, 522. 
May, 134. 
McCallum, 522. 
Melinda, 333. 
Melissa, 519. 
Mc!i=sa Jane, 335. 
Micajah, 342. 
Michael, 

Corlea, Ireland, 178, 179. 
New York, 151. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 188. 
Talbot Co., Md., 222. 
Mildred, Duvall, 328. 
Kelley, 332. 



Miles, 332. 

Miles H., 333. • 

Millard Elliott, 72. 

Millie, 242. 

Milton, 

Hampshire Co., W. Va., 520. 

Spencer, N. Y., 56, 90, 513, 514- 
Minerva, 50. 
Minerva Jane, 270. 
Minnie, 

Columbus, O., 399. 

Jacksonville, 111., 519. 

Spencer, N. Y., 90. 
Minnie Kate, 329. 
Minton West, 335. 
M. M , 511. 

Mordecai Lewis, 191, 192, 516. 
Mordecai Matthews, 193, 194, 195. 
Morris, 56, 87. 
Moses, 

Antrim Co., Ireland, 401. 

Cincinnati, O., 401 - 404. 

Salem, N. J., 183. 
Virginia, 520. 
Musgrave, 313. 

Myron Havillah, 89, 122, 515. 
Myrtilh, Elliott, 255. 

SCROGGS, 243, 261. 

Montgomery Co., Tenn., 244* 
Myrtilla Bowman, 256. 
Myrtilla J., 254. 

Nancy, Blackmore, 242, 243. 
BosTicK, 332. 
Dawson, 232, 240, 254. 
Duncan, 257. 

FiTZHUGH, 331. 

Lambkin, 321. 

Shrygley, 333. 

Stevens, 240. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 241. 

Guernsey Co., O., 202. 

Hotchkissville, Ct., 133. 

Northumberland Co., Va., 326. 

Onslow Co., N. C, 342. 

Talbot Co., Md., 223. 
Nancy A., 239. 
Nancy Ann, 260. 
Nancy Brooks, 235, 242. 
Nancy Delphine, 89. 
Nanie, 327. 
Nannie A., 333. 
Nannie Louise, 3S5. 
Naomi Caroline, 343. 
Narcissa Bever, 242, 260. 
Narcissa V., 260. 
Nathan, 

Chester Co., Pa., 408. 
New York, 1 5 I. 
Nathan E. Y., 519. 



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The Dawsofi Fa7mly. 



Nathaniel, 

Viri'inia, 520. 

Wells, O., 406. 
Nathaniel Bernard, 519. 
Nathaniel Henr)- Rhodes, 345, 350, 355- 

357, 5^1- 
Nathaniel H. R., 

Camden, Ark, 358. 

Selnia, Ala., 357. 
N. C, 511. 
Nellie, 

Bedford, O., 406. 

Columbus, O., 399. 

Effingham, 111., 200. 
Nellie L., 87. 
Nelson, 

Amherst Co., Va., 316. 

Shelby Co., Ky., 324. 

Spencer, N. Y., 55, 56, 89. 
Nelson Burwell, 321. 
Nelson C, 320, 321. 
Nettie, 406. 
Nettie Belle, 330. 
Newton, 

Harrison Co., Ky., 2S0. 

Texas, 519. 
Nicholas, 

Aunin, Te-xas, 254. 

Baltimore, Md., 237, 246. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 240, 241, 254, 
255. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153, 157. 

Calcutta, O., 234, 235, 241, 256. 

Evansville, Ind., 257. 

Fayette Co., Pa., 231, 233, 238, 
396, 517. 5 = -- 

Frederick Co., Md., 232, 237. 

Holmes Co., O., 242. 

Prince George's Co., Md., 214, 
229, 232. 

Talbot Co., Md., 302, 503. 
Nicholas L., 232, 235^ 
Nicholas Lurty, 503. 
Noah, 512. 

Obadyar, 305. 306. 

Octavius Huger, 347, 351. 

Oilla C, 297. 

Olie, 327. 

Olive, 519. 

Oliver James, 77. 

Oliver S., 152. 

Oliver Winston, 53, 76, 77, 514. 

Olivia, 243, 260. 

Olley, 287. 

OUie, 519. 

Orlando Washington, 366. 

Parmelia, 244. 
Parry, 219, 222. 
Patty, 319. 



Paul, 502. 
Pauline, 300. 
Pauline Buell, 354. 
Pembroke, 59, 96. 
Pendleton, 325. 
Penny, 342. 
Peter, 

Barnet, Vt., 19, 21, 136, 139, 
140. 

Cambcrwell, Eng., 10. 

Harrison Co., Ky., 276, 280. 

New York, 152. 
Peter F., 332, 333. 
Peyton, 518. 
Phebe Ann, 156, 158. 
Phebe Isabella, 57, 92. 
Philemon, 298. 
Philetus P., 95. 
Philip, 237. 
Philip Gendron, 354. 
Philip Thomas, 215, 225, 226. 
PhcEbe, 318. 
Placido, 366. 
Pleasant, 317. 
Polly, Barnes, 39, 44. 
Cromwell, 237. 
Lamoreaux ; H.^LSTEAD, I 32, 

134- 
Greene Co., N. Y., J47. 

Polly H., 326. 
Prudence, 132, 147. 
Pudsey, 

Hornby Castle, Eng., 170. 

Liverpool, Eng., 10. 

R., 508. 

Rachel, Armstronh, 242, 258. 
Drake, 18S. 
EwiNG, 242. 
Marshall, 257. 
Moore, 260. 
Morris, 192. 
Reeves, 150. 
SouTHWicK, 182. 
Adams Co., O., 256. 
Beaver Co., Pa., 255. 
Illinois, 501. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 193. 
Talbot Co., Md., 214, 221, 
505. 
Rachel Bowne, 159. 
Rachel Eddy, 271, 272. 
Rachel M., 142. 
Rachel Moore, 256, 259, 268. 
Ralph, 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 
Culmerville, Pa., 212. 
New York, 152. 

Talbot Co., Md., 214-218, 221, 
225, 301. 
Ransom A., 332, 333. 



Index. 



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Rebecca, Creighton, 242, 257. 
Cristlfr, 240. 
csutcher, 520. 
Dawson, 241, 245, 259. 
Ferguson, 199. 
Fisher, 243, 260. 
Mackall, 232, 237. 
Reed, 240, 254. 
String; Costle, 1S4, 185, 
516. 

Sw"XARINGEN, 232. 

Turner, 3S6. 
White, 235. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 255. 

Charleston, S. C, 552. 

Onslow, N. C, 343. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 1S7, 190. 

Queen Anne Co., Md., 220, 
222, 429. 

Woosrer, O., 242. 
Rebecca A., 501. 
Rebecca J., 

Newport, Tenn., 271. 

Pittsburg, Pa., 239. 
Rebecca Jane, 179. 
Rebecca L., 332. 
Rebecca R., 343. 
Reginald Heber, 350, 358. 
Reuben, 

Campbell Co., Ga,, 372. 

Greene Co., Ga., 369, 371, 372. 

Louisville, Ky., 520. 
Reuben Josiah, 369, 370, 372, 382. 
Reuben Thomas, 66. 
R. H., 336. 
Rhoda, Orr, 28 3. 

Rhodes, 318. 

New Haven, Ct., 130. 
Rhoda Ann, 306. 
Richard, 

Barbadoes, W. I., 19. 

Brooklyn, N. Y,, 153. 

Centre Square, N. J., 1S4. 

Charleston, S. C, 367. 

Dorchester Co., Md., 305, 306. 

Dublin, Ireland, 7. 

Gloucester Co., X. J., 1S5. 

Greene Co., Ga., 372. 

Hertfordshire Eng., 369. 

Heworth, Eng., 8. 

Lincoln Co., Eng., 370. 

New York, 150, 151, 152, 516. 

Richmond Co., Va., 326. 

Salem, N. J., 1S2, 1 84, 516. 

South Carolina, 392. 

Spaldingtjn, Eng., 6. 

Talbot Co., iMd., 182, 214, 218, 
221, 223, 225. 

Unionvillage, Va., 326, 327. 
Richard Hawley, 131, 132, 14S. 



Richard Henry, 519. 
Richard L., 504. 
Richard Pudsey, 10. 
Richard Thomas, 7. 
Richard W., 239, 517. 
Richard William, 519. 
Robert, 

Acornbank, Eng., 7. 

Amherst Co., Va., 316. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 240, 241. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153.' 

Clonfert, Eng., 7. 

Des Moines, Iowa, 81. 

East Haven, Ct., 19, 21 - 34, 37, 
12S. 

Effingham, III., 19S, 199, 201. 

Guernsey Co., O., 202. 

Hertfordshire, Eng., 305. 

Jacksonville, 111., 519. 

Kent Co., Del., 279, 293. 

Martinsburg, O., 202, 205. 

New York, 151, 152, 512. 

Onslow Co., N. C, 342, 343. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 189, 190. 

Queen Anne Co., Md., 220, 
222, 223. 

Ripon, Eng., 11, 164. 

Russellville, Ky., 243. 

Springfield, 111., 304. 

Talbot Co., Md.,'214, 218, 221, 
222, 223, 225, 301. 

Virginia, 315, 316, 519. 

Washington, Iowa, 202, 20-^, 
516. 

Westmoreland Co., Pa., 19S, 20 1. 
Robert A., 297. 
Robert B., 332. 
Robert Beattv, 319. 
Robert D., 

Beaver Co., Pa., 235. 

New Madrid, Mo., 236, 244. ^__ 
Robert De La Montagnie, 160. 
Robert Doyne, 232, 255, 243,244, 517. 
Robert Hopestill, I20. 
Robert J., 301. 
Robert Joseph, 304. 
Robert L., 

England, 1 5 1. 

Icwa, 204. 

New York, 152. 

L'nion village, Va., 327. 
Robert Lorian, 20S. 
Robert Madison, 

Bridgewater, Pa., 211. 

Mendota, 111., 210, 211. 
Robert Marion, 335. 
Robert Martin, 521. 
Robert Morris, 223. 
Robert Nelson, 145. 
Rober: Peel, 7. 



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The Dawson Fa^nily. 



(Robert S.), 

Effingham, 111., 200. 

Trappe, Md., 301. 
Robert W., 

Blair, Neb., 142, 145. 

Los Angelos Co., Cal., 520. 

Onslow^Co., N. C, 342, 343- ' 
Robert Welsh, 205. 
Robson, 1 34. 

Rodman Bowne, 153, 158, 162. 
Rodolphus, 59, 96. 
Roger, 8. 
Roger T., 246. 
RoUin Laureat, 

Cazenovia, N. Y., 53. 

Haydenville, Mass., 55, 86, 152, 

514- 
Roper, 149, 164. 
Rosalie, 321. 
Rosamond, Green, 420, 427. 

Murray, 427, 440. 
Rose Earle, 354. 
Rosetta, 134. 
Roseville, 150. 
Rowena, 226. 
Rowland S., 207. 
Russell Soule, 227. 
Ruth, 

Columbus, O., 206. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 193. 

Wellsboro, Pa., 88. 
Ruth Ann, 194. 
Ruth Diana, 89, 123. 
Ruth Elizabeth, 239. 
Rutha C, 371. 
Ruthy, 240. 
Ruthy E., 342. 
Ryckert, 150. 

S., 512. 

Salanie, 396, 397. 
Sallie, 504, 505. 
Sally, Beardsi.ey, 132, 147. 
Hester, 244, 263. 

Ohio Co., Ky., 325. 
Sally Ann, 148. 
Sally Eleanor, 57. 
Sally Kate, 325. 
Samantha, 56, 88. 
Samuel, 

Antrim Co., Ireland, 401, - 

Bea%er Co., Pa , 254. 

Bellbrook, Ohio, 399. 

Boston, Mass., 16. 

Chester Co.. Pa., 408. 

Columbus, Ohio, 398. 

Hagerstown, Md., 396. 

Kent, Eng., 362. 

Loudon Co., Va., 237, 245. 

New York, 151, 152. 



(Samuel), 

Northumberland Co., Va., 326. 
Nuttall Lane, Eng., 142. 
Ohio Co., Ky., 323. 
Pennsylvania, iSS. 
Prince Edward Island, N. S., 362. 
Salem Co., N. J., 1S4, 516. 
San Diego, Cal., 204. 
Shelby Co., Ky., 324. 
Virginia, 336. 
Samuel B., 363, 3G6. 
Samuel Bowne, 153, 15S. 
Samuel Demanuel, 519. 
Samuel E., 152. 
Samuel Ferguson, 354. 
Samuel Gaines, 

Toledo, O., 320, 321, 322. 
Zanesville, O., 321. 
Samuel Hambleton, 195. 
Samuel K., 256. 

Samuel Kennedy, 23S, 253, 517, 51S. 
Samuel Martin Walker, 500, 525. 
Samuel Prioleau, 

Charleston, S. C, 34S. 
Spring Hill, Ala., 354. 
Sarah, Barrett, 280. 

Bl.ickmore, 232. 
BowcHER, 188. 
Buckingha.m, 518. 
Cox, 429. 
Davis, 430, 442. 
Dunn, 277, 281. 
Finney, 202, 203. 
Fuller, 39, 44. 
FuRLow, 371, 372. 

GOODE, 372. ^ 

Hancock, 413, 420. 
Man, 150. 

MURDOCK, 304. 

Reed, 519. 

Smith, 37, 40. 

ToL.'^.ND, 279, 283. 

Watson, 244. 
Beaver Co., Pa., 240. 
Caroline Co., Md., 429. 
Cumberland Co., Pa., 198. 
East Haven, Ct., 36. 
Illinois, 501. 
Kent Co., Del., 279. 
Lincoln Co., Eng., 370. 
Lincoln Co., Ky., 31S. 
Mississippi, 389. 
New Haven, Ct., 130. 
Northumberland Co., Pa., 500. 
Onslow Co., N. C, 343. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 193. 
Queen Anne Co., Md., 220, 221, 

Salem, N. J., 183. 
Smyrna, Del., 421. 



Index. 



553 



(Sarah), 

Talbot Co., Md., 305. 

Tippecanoe Co., InJ., 2S1. 

Virginia, 520. 
Sarah Ann, Ashman, 13S, 246, 517. 
Thom.^s, 2S3, 291. 

Danby, N. Y ., 172. 

Wilmington, N. C, 343. 

Worcester, Mass., 144. 
Sarah E., Leftvmch, 271, 273. 

Onslow Co., N. C, 343. 
Sarah Elizabeth, Coeb, 519. 

Wilson, 333. 

Blacksburg, Va., 335. 

Calcutta, O., 256. 

Toledo, O., 77. 

AVinston Co., Miss., 366. 
Sarah Ellen, 

Blair, 111., 257. 

Putnam Co., Ind., 271. 
Sarah Elma, 520. 
Sarah F., 327. 
Sarah Gilson, 136. 
Sarah Harrison. 363. 
Sarah Ida, 365. 
Sarah Isabella, 286. 
Sarah J., Anderson, 204, 207. 

Daviess Co., Ky., 329. 

Woodbury, Ct., 134. 
Sarah Jane, Hess, 199. 200. 

Royal Oak, Mich., i6-', 1 80. 

Winston Co., Miss., 366. 
Sarah Jennett, 204. 
Sarah Kennedy, 252, 264. 
Sarah Lavinia, 223. 
Sarah N., 236. 
Sarah P., 162. 
Sarah W., 192. 
Scott, 199. 
Scroggs, 259. 
Sena, 520. 
Seth, 43, 54. 
Seth Warren, 89, 123. 
Shadrach H., 276, 277, 279, 518. 
Sheldon, 132. 
Sidney Holt, 66, 104. 
Sidney .Myron, 122, 515. 
Sidney P., 310, 518. 
Sidney R., 181. 
Simon, 8. 
S. J., 510. 
Smiley C, 512. 
Smith, 46. 
, Smith G., 148. 
■'Solomon, 421, 429. 
Sophia M., 299. 
Sophronia, 133. 
Sovran, 303. 
Spencer H. Cone, 175. 
Staats, 152, 156, 157, 159. 



Stephen, 

Pennsylvania, 511. 
Talbot Co., Md., 504. 
Virginia, 519. 
Stephen K., 236, 244, 262, 517. 
Stephen Newton, 263. 
Stephen V,, 66. 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, 175. 
Stephen William, 244, 263. 
Sue H., 520. 
Susan, C.^LLisoN, 317. 

Croft, 241, 255. 
Downs, 37. 
Mettee, 225, 228. 
Rader, 332. 
Stewart, 318. 
Greene Co., N. Y., 147. 
Lincoln Co., Ky., 519. 
Susan Amarct, 3S3, 522. 
Susan F., 519. 
Susan Hambleton, 196. 
Susan Linning, 359. 
Susan Lurena, 382. 
Susan Parrott, 195. 
Susannah, Anderson, 149, 151. 

CowGiLL ; Smedlev, 420, 421, 

428, 429. 
Jones, 429. 
Gloucester Co., N. J.. 1S5. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 1S7. 
Talbot Co., Pa., 216, 217, 21S, 

. -^'' 307- 
Susie Snider, 381, 3S4. 
Sybil, DooLiTTLE, 44, 57. 

SiGOURNEY, 50, 73. 

Meriden, Ct., 50. 
Sydney, 189. 

T., 336. 
Tecumseh, 327. 
Temperance Alston, 339. 
Thankful, 41, 46. 
Theodore, 287. 
Theodore Bell, 

New York, 320. 

Warsaw, 111., 319. 
Theodore Dehon, 348. 
Theodore Shepard, 66. 
Theodosia, 325. 
Thomas, 

Acornbank, Eng., 7. 

Armagh, IrclinJ, 7. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 235, 240, 241, 
255, 260. 

Bedford Co., Va., 331. 

Belleville. 111.. 304. 

Boston, Eng., 522. 

Boston, Masd., 16. 

Bourbon Co., Ky., 520. 

Bracken Co., Ky., 520. 



554 



The Daivson Fa7mly. 



Thoma?), 

Brooklyn, N. Y .. 153, 157. 

Bucks Co , Pa., iSS'. 

Calcutta, O., 260. 

Castle Dawson, Ireland, 6, 7. 

Champaign Co., O., 240. 

Chaileaton, S. C, 346, 393, 521. 

Chester Co., Pa., 526. 

Chicago, lU., 259. 

Cincinnati, O., 404. 

Dauion Grove, Ireland, 7. 

Dearborn Co., Ind., 23S. 

Eait Haven, Ct., 27, 28, 32, 36, 

39- 

England, 12. 

GrasUiCre, Eng., 5. 

Greene Co., Ga., 369, 371. 

Guernsey Co., O., 201, 202. 

Harrison Co., O., 19S. 

Hart Co., Ky., 332. 

Indiana, 239', 240, 253, 264. 

Jackson, La., 395. 

Kent, En^., 362. 

Kent Co., Del., 23i, 2S7. 

Kentucky, 32S. 

Lincoln Co., Eng., 370, 

London, Eng., 9. 

Montgomery Co., Aid., 232, 236, 
243. 

Morley, Eng., 15, 29. 

Mt. Sterling, III., 199. 

Natchez, Miss., 233. 

New Brunswick, 179. 

New Haven, Ct., iS, 21, 43,47, 
129. 

New Madrid, Mo., 244. 

New York, 149, 150, 151, 152, 
17S, 179, 512. 

Northumberland Co., Pa., 500, 
501. 

Northumberland Co., Va., 326. 

Pendleton, S. C, 362, 363, 395. 

Philadelphia, Pa., i;i-, iSS, 190. 

Prince George's Co., Md., 229, 
230. 

Queen Anne Co., Md., 219, 
222, 429. 

Savannah, Ga., 392. 

Solesbury, Pa., 409. 

Talbot Co., Md., 503, 504, 505. 

Virginia, 336, 520. 

Wiilianisburg, Va., 313, 314. 
Thomas A., 151. 
Thomas B., 504, 505. 
Thomas C, 333. 
Thomas Colbert, 5S3, 322. 
Thomas Cook, 302, 5C3, 504. 
Thomas Corbett, 352. 
Thomas Craig, 358. 
Thomas Dean, 351. 



Thomas F., 333. 
Thomas Francis, 

New York, 179. 

Yorkshire, Eng., 308. 
Thomas Greenbury, 274, 2S7. 
Thomas H., 

Ea'ton, Md., 195. 

Vienna, Ga., 392. 
Thomas Hambleton, 195. 
Thomas Hammer.-ley, 193. 
Thomas Henry, 36S, 369, 372, 379- 

381,' 522. 
Thomas Henson, 304. 
Thomas Holt, 47, 66. 
Thomas J., 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 

RussellvUIe, Ky., 244, 263, 517. 
Thomas K., 403. 
Thomas Lewis, 321. 
Thomas M., 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 

Oakland, Cal., 152, 1JS4-186. 
Thomas Marthe-.vs, 196. 
Thomas O., 200. 
Thomas Osborne, 349, 355. 
Thomas Russeil, 223, 224, 22^, 227. 
Tho.mas S., 2S2. 
Thomas Scott, 194, 516. 
Thomas T., 333. 
Thomas Trotton, 227. 
Thomas \V., 520. 
Thomas Whitley, 153. 
Thomas William, 363, 365. 
Thomas Williams, 15S-160. 
Thomas Wingtield, 379. 
Timothy, 

East Haven, Ct., 35, 38. 

New H.'.rtford, Ct., 39, 41-43. 

Salem, Mass., iS. 
Timothy John, 

Cazenovia, N. Y., 43, 50-53. 

Toledo, O., 77, 514. 
Titus, 

Danby, N. Y., 39, 43, 44. 

East Haven, Ct., 35, 513. 

New Hartford, Ct., 38. 

Spencer, N. Y., 44, 57, 59. 
Toumes, 395. 
Tunis, 151. 

Upzier, 372. 
Urelius, 519. 
Ursula Amelia, 9^, 127. 

Verlinda, Creighton, 242. 
Kenney, 257. 

MoORE, 232, 234. 

Calcutta, O., 260. 
Verlinda H., 232, 236, 243, 261, 517. 
Viola S., 95. 



Indt 



ex. 



sss 



Violet, 270. 
Virginia, 267. 
Virginia Croel, 227. 
Volkert, 150, 516. 

W., 188. 

Wade, 281. 

Walker Murrell, 318. 

Wallace J., 145. 

Walter, 

Dawson Grove, Ireland, 7. 
Laomi, 111., 519. 
London, Eng., iSi. 
Walter Scott, 500, 525. 
Walter Warrick, 297. 
Warner, 193, 51S. 
Washington, 

Cincinnati, O., -{■04. 
New Madrid, Mo., 244. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 401. 
Washington H., 306. 
Washington Taylor, 364. 
Wealthy, yicKERSON, 8S, 121. 

Weihboro, Pa., 121. 
Wesley McDonald, 335. 
W. H., 336. 

Wilbur Piik, 500, 502, 525. 
Wilhelmina, 2S0. 
Wilhelmina C. E., 297. 
Willard Hall, 281, 287. 
Willem, 150. 
William, 

Alleghany City, Pa., 256, 257. 

Amherst Co., Va., 316, 320. 

Anderson Co., Ky., 276. 

Baltimore, Md., 306. 

Beaver Co., Pa., 254, 265. 

Bedford Co., Va., 331. 

Bensalem, Pa., 189. 

Bracken Co., Ky., 520. 

Bristol, Eng., 305. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 

Burlington, Iowa, 204. 

California, iSo. 

Caroline Co., Md., 152, 274-276, 
289. 

Carrie kfergus, Ireland, 6. 

Charleston S. C, 346, 348. 

Chenoa, 111., 260. 

Cohoes, N. Y., 177, 178. 

Culmerville, Pa., 212. 

Cumberland Co., Pa., 198. 

Dearborn Co., Ind., 238. 

Delaware, 306. 

Dublin Co., Ireland, 154. 

England, 12. 

Fayette Co., Pa., 230. 

Glassboro, N. J., 502. 

Greensboro, Md., 303, 505. 

Halifax Co., N'. C, 338. 



(William), 

Hart Co., Ky., 332. 
Heworth, Eng., S, 164. 
Hotchkissville, Ct., 131, 132, 

133. 134- 

Indiana, 253, 27S, 2S2, 518. 
Iowa, 148, 204. 
Kent Co., Del., 279, 2S8. 
Key, Eng., 306. 
Landclirle Hall, Eng.. 10. 
Lincolnshire, Eng., I 52, 370, 522. 
London, Eng., 181. 
Little Rock, Ark., 239, 
Marlborough, Eng., 18. 
Michigan, 199. 
Missouri, 511. 
Monmouth, Eng., 305. 
Newcastle, Eng., 10, 12. 
Newtown. L. I., 154. 
New York, 149, 151. 
Northumberland Co., Va., 326, 

3-7- 
Ohio, 512. 
Ohio Co., Ky., 325. 
Onslow Co., N. C, 342. 
Peru, S. A., 501. 
Philadelphia, 'Pa., 187, 189, 190, 

191, 192, 193, 420, 516. 
Pittsburg, Pa., 210, 211, 233, 

239, 240, 241. 
Prince George's Co., Md., 214, 

230. 
Queen Anne Co., .Md., 219, 

220, 221, 222. 
Redstone, Pa., 428, 429. 
Russellville, Ky., 243. 
Schenectady, N. Y., 516. 
Scotland, i 36. 
Smyrna, Del., 2S1, 2S6. 
South Schodack, N. Y., 46, 61. 
St. Joseph, Mo., 5 1 8. 
St. Louis, Mo., 501. 
Sussex Co., Del., 306. 
• Talbot Co., Md., 214, 216, 217, 

218,222, 223, 503. 
UnionviUage, Va., 326. 
Virginia, 315, 520. 
Warren, O., 501. 
Washington, D. C, 304. 
Washington Co., Pa , 198. 
Westmo'reland Co., Pa., 210. 
West Va., 511. 
Williamsburg, Va., 313, 314, 

518. 
Woodbury, Ct., 134. 
Yorkshire, Eng., 11, 310, 518. 
William A., 

Beloit, Wis., 142, 145- 
Spencer, N. Y., 89. 
William Albert, 241. 



556 



T//£? Dawso7i Vamily. 



William Alfred, 348, 354, 521. 
Wiliiam Ancrum, 361. 
William Ausustus, 180. 
William B.," 

Meriden Ct., 145. 
New York, 152. 
William Bever, 256, 266. 
William C, 

Petersburg, 111., 240, 254. 
Russellville, Ky., 236, 243. 
Unionvillage, Va., 327. 
William Charles, '162. 
William Chester. 208. 
William Chipley, 

Louisville, Ky., 320. 
New York, 316, 319. 
William Craig, 15S, 160. 
William Crosby, 

Greensboro, Ga., 214, 230, 
344, 368, 369, 371, 373- 
3S2. 
Warrenton, Ga., 297. 
William Curran, 369, 372, 382, 52 
William D., 330. 
William Drayton, 358. 
William Edgar, 22S. 
William Edward, 304. 
William Francis, 308, 518. 
William Garrow, 304. 
William Groome, 196. 
William H., 

Alleghany City, Pa., 257. 
Antrim Co., Ireland, 401. 
Beaver Co., Pa., 254, 265. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 
Cincinnati, O., 406, 520. 
Daviess Co., Ky., 329. 
Kirkwood, Del., 2S7, 294. 
Leonardstown, Md., 327. 
Missouri, 511. 
Talbot Co., Md., 503, 505 
William Hambleton, 226. 
William Harrison, 324, 325. 
William Henry, 

Blacks'burg, Va., 334, 335. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 103. 
Brooklyn, O., 282. 
Charleston, S. C, 347, 351 
359, 360, S-i- 



(William Henry), 

Daviess Co., Ky., 329. 
Dawson Castle, Ireland, 6. 
MiUbury, Mass., 144, 147. 
Missouri, 28 1. 
New York, 500, 525. 
Tippecanoe Co., Ind., 28 1. 
Wescville, Ct., 65, 103. 
William H. H., 519. 
William Holt, 28, 47, 64, 152, 514. 
William J., 211, 212. 
William Johnson, 316, 337, 518, 521. 
William L., 339. 
William. Le Compte, 298. 
William Leon, 

Maury Co., Tenn., 339. 
Yazoo Co., Miss., 339, 340. 
William Lev\is, 191, 516. 
^15, William M., 265. 
379, William Martling, 192. 
William McD., 510. 
William Morrison, 192. 
William Ogilvie. 354. 
William Peay, 329. 
William Powell, 194, 196. 
William R., 

Cape Girardeau, Mo., 330. 
Onslow Co., N. C, 342. 
William Reid, 379. 
William Riley, 270, 271. 
William Russell, 223. 
William S., 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 153. 
Indiana, 512. 
William Terrell, 38 3. 
William Thomas, 335. 
William Valentine, 152. 
William Vesey, 404. 
William W., 

Cincinnati, O., 396, 397, 400. 
Hart Co., Ky., 333. 
Williamson, 519. 
Willie Anna, 335. 
Willie Thomas, 365. 
Wilmot, 1 48. 
W. R., 336- . ' 



35- 



Zernah, 327. 



INDEX II. Names OTHER than Dawso.v. 



Christian r.arr.cs are ginjcr. cnl\- t/" HEADS s/" kamilies. 



Abbott, 26, 27, 36. 

George, 435. 

Newton C, 514. 

Willis, 365. 
Abernethy, 47. 
Ackerman, IC4. 
Adair, 2C5, 516. 
Adams, iS, 513, 341. 

Horatio N., 146. 

John, 400. 
Adkinson, 306. 
Alien, 16. 
Aldrich, Simeon, 50. 
Allen, 37, 134, iSS, 481, 
51S. 

W. B, 255. 

William, 32S. 

William E., 272. 
Ailing, 65, 100. 

David Gibbs, 119, 

515- 
. Vmus, 99, 515. 
Allison, 399. 
Allnutt, Daniel, 243, 517. 

James, 232. 

John W., 262. 

Lawrence, 232. 

Robert D., 261. 

Thomas H., 262. 
Allyn, 51. 

Alexander Hamilton, 
123. 
Alma, 108. 
Alston, 338. 
Ambler, 495. 
Ames, 239. 

Ancrum, William Wash- 
ington, 354. 
Andenon, 124, 205, 254. 

Alfred A., 497. 

Elias, 149, 151. 

George, 207. 

James, 204. 
Andrews. 39, 125, 437. 

George B., 1 58. 
Andrus, 123, 17;. 
Ang(X)d, George, 28 3. 
Anson, 397. 



Anstice, 228. 

Anstis, 502. 

Applegate, Israel, 185, 

516 
Armor, 504. 
Armstrong, 97, 266, 280, 

3^1, 349- 

James, 242, 257. ^ 

John, 242, 258. . " 
Arnee, 98. 
Arogonez, 309. 
Arthur, 3. 

Ashman, George,246, 517. 
Ashton, 4S6. 
Atherton, 338. 
Atkinson, 184. 

Thomas, 441. 
Atlee, 465. 

George B., 494, 525. 
Ansater, 34, 129. 
At wood, 1 8. 
Augustin, 244. 
Auld, 504. 
Austin, 23, 90, 148, 321. 

Eliakim, 134. 
Ayres, Richard H., 246. 

Babcock, 82. 

Backus, 82. 

Bacon, Henry Holcomb, 

389. 
Baggs, Nicholas, 436, 523. 
Bahannan, 262. 
Bailey, 23S, 253. 

Newton, 44S. 

W. S., 133. 
Baker, 55, 199, 209,363. 

Luman, 134. 

Smith T., 158. 
Balderston, Jacob, 194. 
Baldwin, 66, 161. 

Henry, 239, 517. 
Ball, 30, 361. 

Elias, 354. 
Ballou, 146. 
Baltimore, 230, 274. 
Bancroft, 15. 
Bane, 258. 

lO 



Banks, 372. 
Baptist, 391. 
Barber, 64, 129. 

David L., 292. 
Barkalow, 465. 
Barker, 67, 68, 323. 
Barnard, 495. 
Barnes, 92, 123, 19c. 

Abel, 56. 

Augustus Milton, 125. 

Edwin Woodbury, 
124. 

Horace Lamotte, 124. 

Iram, 90. 

Iram Curtis, 125. 

James, 92. 

Lucien Denison, 124. 

Milton, 91. 

Nathaniel, 44. 

Seth, 91. 
Barnett, 399, 504, 506. 
Barre, George Hewlette, 
163. 

Walter, I 58. 

William. 162. 
Barrett, 280. 

Patrick, 116 - iS. 
Barrow, 339. 
Bartholomew, 1 10. 

Harvey, 109. 
Barton, 171, 172. 

Isaac. 46. 
Bassett, 122, 324. 
Bates, 54.. 

Emilius Ahira, 75. 

Edward Francis, 113. 

William Rufus, 114. 
Batlitf, 2C2. 
Battle, 388. 
Bauty, 437. 

Baylii, Thomas, 158, 162. 
Baylor, 299. 
Bayne, 237, 240, 245. 
Beach, 64, 65, 71. 
Beacher, 54. 
Beachum, 326. 
Beale, 234. 
Beamer, William B., 335. 



558 



Ihc Da-icson Family. 



Beardsley, Wheeler, 147. 
Beaty, 4S1. 
Beaulieu, 394. 
Beck, 4SS. 
Beckwith, 306, 307. 
Bedford, I.-J3C T., 466. 

William P., 494. 
Bedient, W. A., 133. 
Beecher, 49, 54, 82, S3, 
84, 86, i;9. 

Charles Mortimer, S5. 

Moses, 53, 85, 514. 

William Henry, 85. 
Beeching, John, 562. 
Beetle, 1S3, 1S4. 
Belcher, 115. 
Bell, 124, 164, 28 5, 290, 

319, 402. 
Bellows, William, 404. 
Benedict, 450. 

Daniel, 479. 
Benjamin, Isaac, 144. 
Bennett, Granville G., 

207. 
Benson, 147. 
Benton, 314, 403. 
Berendtz, 190. 
Berrien, 149, 377. 
Berry, 144, 164. 

JohnM., 239, 517. 
Besse, 305. 
Bever, 256. 

John, 235, 242. 
Bigelow, 28 5. 
Bigger, Daniel J., 48 3. 
BilVy, 109. 
Bishop, 324. 

John H., 294. 
Bissell, 73, 112. 

Henry W., 72. 

Orrin, 72. 
Bitner, 270. 

Black, 233,238,248,249, 
250. 

Chauncey Forward, 
265. 
Blackledge, 478. 
Blackman, 74, 
Blackmore, 254, 268. 

Benoni, 237, 258. 

Charles, 235, 242. 

Dawson, 267. 

James, 235, 242. 

James B., 267. 

John, 26S. 

Samuel, 245, 253, 
25S, 267, 517. 

Thomas, 243, 258. 

William, 232. 
Bliir, 313, 3'9, 3^1,403- 



Blake, 515. 
Bledsoe, 299. 
Blinford, George, 1S8. 
Blivins, 3S7. 
Blodgett, 145. 
Bljunt, Ricliard, 3S6. 
Bodisco, 377. 
Bogess, Cornelius, 281. 
Bokkesford, 30S. 
Boldin, 490. 

George, 460. 
Bolton, 470. 
Bond, IC7, 430. 
Bonner, 522. 
Bonwill, Peter L , 287. 
Boon, 366. 
Boorom, 487. 
Booth, 87. 

Bcstick, Richard, 332. 
Boston, John, 496. 
Bosworth, 405. 
Boulter, 50. 
Bowcher, James, 188. 
r>owen, George V., 49S. 
Bower, 172. 

Bowman, James L., 242. 
Bowne, 1 5 J*. 
Boyd, Harry, 254. 
Bjvkim, 43. 
Bozarth, 519. 
Bradtield, 35. 
Bradford, 16. 

George, 157. 
Bradley, 25, 37, 39, 45, 

47, 144- 
Branch, 373. 
Brandt, Henry L., 468. 
Brastow, Louis C, 4S5. 
Breckenridge, 315. 
Brett, Joseph, 102. 
Brewer, iSi, 356, 430. 
Brewster, 17. 
Brian, 487. 
Bridges, 87. 
Briggs, Joseph, 435. 
Brigham, 122. 
Bringhurst, 465. 
Brink, 98. 
Brinley, 437. 
Brinsfeld, James, 301. 
Brisbane, 308. 
Bristow, 42. 
Brittingham, 286. 
Broadaway, 277, 279. 
Brodhead,' 188. 
Brook, 200. 
Broughtun, 346. 
Brown, 4, 129, 211, 299, 

465, 479. 497, 
500, 519, 524. 



(Brown), 

Hirarn, 148. 

John, 450. 

Joshua P., 472. 

Thomasyardley,489. 
Browne, 429, 441. 

Joseph, 409. 

Moses, 41C. 

Thomas, 4C9. 
Brownell, So. 
Bruce, 239. 
Brush, 186. 
Bryan, 352. 
Bryant, Harvey, 148. 
Bryson, Edward, 500, 502, 

5^5- 
Buchanan, 116, 170, 247, 

251, 265. 
Buck, 412. 
Buckingham, [4S6, 519, 

520. 
Buckle, William, 156. 
Buckley, 143. 
Buckman, 451, 454. 
Budd, 432, 523. 
Buel, 14S. 
BuUer, George, 360. 
Bullock, 465. 
Bunce, 51. 
Bunker, 473. 
Bunkley, 372. 
Burdsall, 437. 
Burgert, IcS. 
Burgess, 79. 
Burke, 5,7, 8, 164, 570, 

522. 
Burling, 460. 
Burnett, 164. 
Burns, 159. 
Burt, 293, 359. 

Francis, 352, 521. 
Burton, 9. 
BurweU, 311, 386. 
Busby, 476. 
Busch, 502. 
Butcher, Thomas Tyson, 

438> 5^3- 
Butler, Francis, 333. 
Butt, 372. 
Buttertield, 233. 
Button, 406. 

Asa Phelps, 88. 

Asa Wesley, 121. 
Bye, 423. 

Cadwallader, 411, 429. 

Calahan, 5 i 6. 

Calaway, James, 63, loi. 

Orestes Haw ley, 102. 

William Holt, loi. 



Index. 



559 



Caldwell, Brooks, 399. 
Calhoun, 259, 403. 
Callahan, 277, 279. 
Callanan, 514. 
Callison, Joseph, 317. 
Callowhill, 7. 
Calvert, 141, 221. 
Calvin, 260. 
Camden, i, 3. 
Cameron, 240. 
Camp, 79, 259. 

Trunr.an, 479. 
Campbell, 96, 319, 320. 

Thoma5, 210. 
Canby, 450, 4S6. 
Cand'ee, William Eber Buff, 

119. 
Canfield, 109. 
Cannon, David, 360. 

Richard W., 306. 
Card, loS. 
Cardeen, 2SS. 
Carew, 86. 
Carley, EH A., 133. 
Hugh, 133. 
James, 132. 
Carlow, 6. 
Carnes, 318. 
Cams, 36. 
Carpenter, 99. 
Emlen, 493. 
Isaac, 60. 
Joel, 60. 
John, 45. 
\ John W., 93. 

Lucas S., 60. 
Walter, 6o. 
Carr, Washington N., 342. 
Carrideane, 214. 
Carroll, i83. 
Carson, 401, 487. 

Abram, 4SS, (mis- 
printed C^rj-/;, p. 
525). 
Carter, 279,3 1 6, 3-o>438- 
Henry Clay, 196. 
John, 295. 
Cary, Richard L., 86, 514. 
Case, 95. 
Cass, 247. 

George W., 252, 518. 
Catlin,JohnWooJrurf-", 103. 
Caulder, 1 70. 
Caulk, 223, 293. 

Levin Dawson, 294. 
Robert Kemp, 294. 
William S., 2S6. 
Cawley, 309. 
Cessna, 371. 
Chamblin, 246. 



Chandler, 440, 453. 
Chaplin, 69. 

Chapman, 115, 166, 278, 
430. 

James H., 272. 
Charlton, 164. 
Chase, 87, 456. 
Chatfield, 104, 159. 
Chedsey, 33, 35, 37. 

Isaac, 41. 
Cheek, 23S. 
Cheezum, 197. 
Chenery, Henry C, 516. 
Chestnutwood, 108. 
Chipman, 207. 
Chiswell, 235. 
Christy, 520. 
Chub, loi. 
Church, 113. 
Churchman, 448. 
Clapp, 406, 463. 

J. C, 382. 
Claridal, 261. 
Clark, 4, 64, 74, 122,204, 
235, 263, 269, 
271, 288, 362, 

454, 455- 

Frank P., 128. 
Clarke, 252, 483, 518. 

Samuel, 45 I. 
Clawson, 8 1. 
Clay, 224, 403. 
Clayland, 220. 
Cleaver, 422, 436. 

Ellis, 455, 456, 524. 

Ellwood;487. 
Clements, 289. 
Clinch, 269. 
Clinkenbeard, 420, 428. 
Clinton, 147, 346, 393, 

403. 
Coate, 463. 
Coates, 419, 421, 426, 

437, 495- 

Aquila, 456. 

Benjamin, 424. 

J. L., 189. [433. 

John Hutchinson, 

Jonathan, 423. 
Cobb, 260, 373. 

Samuel, 519. 
Coburn, i 39. 

Leman David, 76. 
Cochran, iSo. 
Cockayne, 295. 
■ Cody, 379. 
Coger, 1 6 1. 
CoghiU, 262. 
Colbay, 77. 
Colbert, 383, 522. 



Coleman, 164, 502. 

James A., 272, 

J. E., 519. 
Collier, 63. 

Collins, 41, 4;, 389, 434, 
462, 523. 

Frederick, 192. 
CoUinson, 301. 
Colman, ii6, 119, 263. 

Albert Emilius, 115. 

Harlan, 84. 

Truman Rowley, 82, 

514- 
WilliamTruman,! iS. 
Colquitt, 375. 
Colston, Morris O., 223. 
Colwell, 12. 
Coman, 75. 
Comes, 153. 
Comly, 451. 
Coney, 420, 421. 
Conklin, Henry, 157. 
Connelly, 334. 
Conover, 160. 
Conrad, Hiram, 501. 
Constable, 166. 
Conway, 468. 
Conwell, 245. 
Conyers, 164, 329. 
Cooch, 451. 

Cook, 297,485, 503, 522. 
Henry H., 389. 
Sidney, 386,522. 
William F., 212. 
Cooke, 320, 464. 
Cooker, William, 185. 
Cookman, 327. 
Cool, Gilbert, 234. 
Cooledge, 120. 
Coombs, 155. 
Cooper, 40, 56, 279, 293, 

463, 464. 
Cope, 411. 

Samuel J., 399. 
Coppee, 295. 
Corbit, 1S2, 188,189,193, 

305- 407,491, 500. 
Cordes, 348. 
Cornell, 157. 
Cornwallis, 368, 521. 
Cornwell, 59. 
Corse, 424. 
Corson, 184. 
Cory, 119. 

Costle, Mahlon, 185, 516. 
Cothren, 134. 
Cotman, Charles, 48 3. 
Cotton, iSo, 242. 
Cottrell, James H., 330. 
'Couden, 438. 



560 



The Daivso?i Family. 



Coulter, James W., 137. 

John T., 139. 

William James, 138. 
Coursey, 28S, 302, 504. 
Cowan, 3S2. 
Cowell, 89. 
Cowgill, I S3. 

Thomas, 428. 
Cowles, 3S, 41. 
Cowper, 227. 
Cox, 196, 307, 428, 442, 

454, 463- 

Bennett, 46S. 

Isaac, 429. 

William, 299. 
Crahb, J-rry, 318. 
Craig, 3^8. 

Cramer, Daniel J., 4S2. 
Crane, Joel, 467. 
Craven, 139. 

Crawford, 261, 374, 396. 
Creigliton, Thomas, 242, 

257. 
Cremorne, 5, 7, 12. 
Creswell, 280. 
Cristler, John, 240. 
Critchtield, Lewis, 205. 
Croft, John, 255. 
Crompton, 147. 

George, 146. 

James, 143, 515. 

Ralph, 144. 

Thomas, 141, 143, 

515- 

William, 143, 515. 
Cromwell, 9, 4S6. 

Thomas, 237. 
Crosby, 406. 
Crosley, 473. 
Cross, Clifford, 254. 
Crossweight, 17. 
Croy, 335. 
Crozier, 434. 
Cruikshank, 184. 
Crutcher, Granville, 520. 
Culy, 171. 
Cummin, 82. 
Camming, 373. 
Cummings, 470. 
Custer, Joseph N., 296. 
Cuyler, 149. 

Daasen, 516. 

Daason, i 50. 

Dade, 257. 

Dakin, 4. 

Damron, 327. 

Daniel, 42. 

Daniels, Ebenezer C, 478. 

Dann, 514. 



Danson, 17. 

Darby, 243. 

Darden, 223. 

Darrow, 35, 36. 

Dartry, 7. 

Dauson,4, 9, 15, 16, 17,25. 

Davenport, 22, 27, 32. 

Charles W., 112. 
Davidge, 3. 
Davids, 3. 
Davidson, 3, 98. 
Davies, 3. 

Davis, 3, 17, 91,94, 246, 
284, 411, 457, 
491, 520. 

Charles W., 476. 

Hiram H., 123. 

James, 442. 

William, 177. 
Davison, 3, 9, 10, 15, 18. 
Dawes, 3. 
Dawkes, 3. 
Davvkins, 3. 
Dawkinson, 3. 
Daws, 3. 
Dawsan, 151. 
Day, 4, 107. 
Dayes, 4. 
Days, 4. 
Dean, 175. 
Deas, 351. 
Debar, Joseph, 404. 
Delahay, 303, 505, 506. 
De La Montagnie, 159. 
De Lemos, 522. 
Dempsey, 436. 
Denison, 43, 44, 45, 150, 

Sis- 
Dennis, 437. 
Dennistoun, 170. 
Dent, 383. • 

De Roberts, 51. 
Deshield, 336. 
Devol, 323. 
Deyo, 1 12. 
Dickens, 372. 
Dickenson, 56. 
Dickinson, 79. 
Digges, 321. 
Dillin, 435. 

Isaiah, 442. 
Dillon, 435, 442. 
Disosway, 34S. 
Ditto, 439. 
Dix, II, 243. 
Dixon, John, 243. 
Dobbin, 339. 
Dobbs, 337, 433. 
Dodd, 23, 27, 29, 32, 35, 
365- 



Dodsley, 306. 
Dodson, 327, 449. 
Dollard, 531. 
Dolsoh, 4. 
Doolittle, 86, 95, 126. 

Egbert Denison, 94. 

Zlihu, 57. 

James Austin, 94. 

Joel Carolus, 93, 514- 

Sylvester Legrand, 
125, 515. 

William Young, 93. 
Dorn, Abram, 89. 
Dorson, 4, 149, 155- 
Dosson, 4, 16, 18. 
D'Ossone, 5, 6. 
Doud, 12S. 

Ahimas, 95. 

Edwin Garrit, 126, 

515- 
Henry Rhoads, 126. 

Doudle, 2S1. 

Douglass, 100, 334, 392, 
472. 
Benajah Flervey, 99, 

515- 
Chester, 62. 
Chester Holt, 99,5 1 5. 
James, 484. 
John Francis, 515. 
Solomon Johnson, 

100, 515. 
William Bradley, 100, 

515- 
Dow, 4. 
Dowdcn, 325. 
Downer, 85. 

Charles, 513. 

James R., 513. 

John R., 513. 
Downing, George, 372. 
Downs, David, 37. 
Dowse, 4. 
Dowsett, 4. 
Dowsing, 4. 
Dowson, 4, 178. 
Doyne, 229, 230, 237. 
Drake, 15, 16, 17, 19, 

110, 227. 

Robert, iSS. 
Drane, 263. 

Draper, Nehemiah, 2S7. 
Drayton, 349. 
Dresser, Elijah, 71. 

Harl.m Cephas, 1 10. 
Drummond, 135- 
Dubell, Jacob K., 4SS. 
Dudley, 280. 
Duling, 219. 
Duncan, 1 18, 255. 



Index. 



561 



(Duncan), David, 257. 
Dunham, 38, 115,460. 
Dunkin, 435, 442, 443- 

Aaron, 430. 
Dunlavy, 199. 
Dunn, 43 I. 

Edwin, 291, 294. 

Francis Marion, 295. 

Robert, 2S1. 

Robert G., 294. 

Thomas C, 295. 
Dunnington, Stephen A., 

498. 
Durrie, 42. 

Dusenbury, Francisco, 176. 
Duvall, Martin, 31S. 
Duyckinck, i 75, 31 3, 314. 
Dvvight, 69. 415. 
Eagleson, 1 64. 
Eaton, 22. 23. 
Eckard, Leighton W., 436, 

5-3-. 
Edgell, Benjamin E., 209. 

Edwards, 51, 150. 

Egbert, 81. 

Eggleson, 255, 265. 

Eggleston, 19. 

Elfreth, 190. 

Elliot, 100, 346. 

Elliott, Laughlin, 255. 

Ellmaker, 451. 

Ells, 105. 

Ellsworth, 386. 

Erastus Lyman, 522. 
Ely, Isaac Mills, 127, 515. 

John, 440. 
Emerson, 85, 13S, 515. 
Emory, 197, 220. 
Engle, 1S8. 
Ensign, 48. 
Erskine, Orrington Elmer, 

128. 
Ervin, 519. 
Erwin, Gilbert, 321. 
Evans, 112, 239, 355,449, 
4S6. 

George Hosford, 73. 

Isaac, 240, 3.79, 

Norman, 148. 
Evard, 443. 
Everly, Adam, 490. 
Everett, 285. 
Ewing, Samuel, 261. 

Thomas, 242. 



Fagan, F., 520. 
Fairbink, David, 504. 
Fairchild, Fayette, 148. 



Fairly, 164. 
Fairman, 415. 
Fannin, Augustus, 3S9. 

William, 3S9. 
Farmer, 4, i 5. 
Farnham, 14S. 
Farnsworth, 39. 

Edgar, 57. 
Fenbye, John, 188. 
Ferguson, John, 260. 

Samuel, 199. 
Ferrel, 392. 
Ferrill, John, 296. 
Fevouz, 181. 
Feylde, 69. 
Fielder, 162. 
Fields, 498. 
Finch, Philo, 465. 
Finney, James, 203. 
Fisher, 85, 258, 259, 268, 

279. 305>43i.436- 

Flenry, 243, 261. 

John, 255. 

Michael, 243, 261. 

Peter, 243, 260. 

Thomas, 440. 
Fitch, 423,426, 436,453) 
454- 

Augustus, 521. 
Fitz Gerald, loi. 
Fitzhugh, 332. 

Peter, 331. 
Fitz Simmons, James, 242, 

Flanningdon, William, 93. 
Fie cher, Lorenzo F., 256. 
Flint, 100. 
Foley, 126. 
FoUett, 396. 

John F., 400. 
Folmsbee, 61. 
Foote, 125. 
Forbes, 147. 
Ford, 18, 86, 329, 349. 

Martin, 279. 
Forsyth, 121. 
Forward, 265. 
Foster, 17, 182, 267, 306, 

307, 335- 
Foulke, 444, 499, 500. 

Henry, 501. 
Foulks, 307. 
Fountain, 504. 
Fowler, Elihu, 63, 514. 
Fox, Chester Dawson, 122. 

Crawford, 88. 

Milton Dawson, 122. 

William John, 121. 
Fraley, 462. 



Frampton, 280, 289. 

Isaac, 282. 

William Calvin, 295. 

William D., 290. 
Frankland, Culville, 152. 
Franklin, I 50. 
Franks, William Frank- 
lin, 98. 
Frazer, i iS. 
Frazier, 280. 

David, 442. 
Freame, 7. 
Freeman, 145. 

James F., 520. 
Freeze, 523. 
Fremont, 8 3. 
French,. 124, 204. 
Frierson, 339. 

Fry, 173- 

Fullagar, Langley, 106, 

■ . 514, 515- 
Fuller, 19, 413. 
Abel, 44. 
Abel Barton, 59. 
Alexander, 97. 
.A.lvah Eogardus, 98. 
Charles Clapp, 98, 

5'5- 

Jacob Cornwell, 97. 

John Stubbs, 97. 

Martin, 59. 

Marvin, 97. 

Ransom R., 121. 

Robert Cornwell, 98. 

Warren, 46. 

William, 95. 
Fulton, James, 203. 
Furlow, David, 372. 
Furman, 494. 

David, 466. 
Fussell, 413, 419, 420, 
424, 426, 435, 

443- 
Bartholomew, 430, 

431, 443, 446- 
448, 499, 522. 

Bartholomew How- 
ard, 475, 498. 

Edwin, 443, 471, 

497- 
Henry Bartholomew, 

472. 
Henry M.,471, 497. 
Jacob, 446,474,475, 

5-3- 
John Lewis, 4.71,474 
Joseph, 444, 472, 

499- 
Joseph B., 476. 



562 



The D 



awson 



Fa??iily. 



(Fussell), 

Joshua Longstreth, 

476. 
Milton, 472. 
Morris, 477. 
Samuel, 473. 
Solomon, 426, 445, 

5^3- 
William, 421, 444, 

499. 5-=. 5^3- 
William Howard, 
498. 



Fuqua, Jesse, 333. 
Gailey, 201, 202. 
Gailhrd, Augustus, 353. 

John Parker, 226. 
Gainer, Barton, 122. 
Gaines, 320. 
Gallatin, 25 i. 
Gansevoort, 150. 
Gardner, 253, 280, 299. 

Jonathan, 333. 
Garrison, 499, 519. 
Garrett, 232, 356. 
Garrit, 95. 
Garrow, 304. 
Garv/ood, 450. 
Gascoigne, 11. 
Gassaway, 364. 

Thomas, 237. 
Gates, Melvin Monroe, 

123. 
Gauntt, 431, 498. 
Gause, 480. 
Gaylord, 72. 
Geary, Solomon, 291, 
Geddes, 267. 
George, 50, 261. • 

Delaney, 154. 

Emanuel, 268. 
German, 123. 

Isaac, 89. 
Gessner, 460. 
Getfield, 151. 
Ghieslin, 228. 
Gibbs, 119, 315. 
Gibson, 118, 189, 389. 

John, 207. 
GifFord, 150. 

Samuel James, 118, 

515- 
Gilbert, 15. 

Elwood, 4S4. 
Gist, 230. 
Glass, 397. 
Glaze, John, 346. 



Glendenning, Robert, 523. 

Glover, 267. 

Godfrey, 86. 

Godwin, 113. 

Gold, Daniel L., 226. 

Goldsborough, 468. 

Goode, 320. 

Benjamin, 372. 
Gooden, 289. 

Henry, 293. 
Goodnow, 139. 
Goodsell, 40, 89. 
Goodwin, 74. 

Charles, 112. 
Goodyear, 24, 42. 
Gordon, 476. 
Gorsuch, 498. 

Joseph, 475. 
Gorton, 77. 
Gosman, I i;o. 
Gould, 18, 349, 373. 
Graeff, 524. 
Graham, 481. 
Grannis, 28, 30, 32, 33, 
34, 36, 37, 38,41, 
44- 

Samuel, 40. 

Stephen, 39. 
Grant, 112, 211, 476. 
Grave, Kersey, 480. 
Graves, 58. 
Gray, 128, 382. 

Isaac John, 113. 

Joseph, 295. 
Greaves, 119. 
Green, 177, 227,287,485. 

Charles, 427, 440. 
Greene, 347. 

Furnifold H., 371. 
Gregg, 357. 
Gregory, John, 520. 
Gregson, 22, 31, 42. 
Gresham, 152, 3S2. 
Griffin, 324. 
Griffith, 384. 

William, 276. 
Griffiths, Crawtbrd Brigges, 

383, 522. 
Groome, 194, 196. 
Groot, 151. 
Groyn, 336. 
Grubbs, James B., 262. 
Grundy, 403. 
Gruwell, Isaac, 2S4, 293. 

John, 293. 

Joseph D., 293. 
Guay, 104. 
Gunnels, 522. 



Haas, 321. 
Hadaway, 503. 
Hadley, 459. 
Hagaman, James, 106. 
Hagar, 55. 

_ Joseph, 59. 
Haines, 99. 

Edwin, 48 3. 

Isaac, 451. 
Haldeman, 472. 
Hale, 350,483. 
Hall, 65, 79, 97, 326, 

344, 352, 364, 

521. 
Earl Stimpson, 122. 
George, 347. 
Henry H., 359. 
Tudor T., 359. 
Hallett, 154. 
Hallowell, 419. 

Charles, 492, 49S. 
Charles Tysun, 436. 
Edwin Needles, 492. 
Joshua Longstreth, 

462. 
Morris Longstreth, 

462. 
Norwood Penrose, 

492. 
Richard Price, 491. 
William Penrose, 

491. 
Halsey, Nathan W., 169. 
Halstead, 309. 
John, 133. 
Samuel, 134. 
Hambleton, 195, 225, 

soy- 
Thomas B., 496. 
Hamersley, 150,300. 
Hamil, 207. 

Hamilton, 59, 131, 173, 
-59, 349, 4=7, 
477, 49s. 

H. C, 321. 

John, 127. 

Samuel, 266. 
Hammer, 43S. 
Hammond, 403. 
Hampton, 81, 82, 435. 
Hancock, 422. 424. 

James, 427. 

John, 427. 

William, 420. 
Hand, 400. 
Hanley, 397. 
Hardcastle, 225. 
Hardin, 323. 



Index. 



563 



Hardwick, 381. 
Hardy, 474, 497. 

Neal, 471, 496. 

Solomon F'., 496. 

William F., 496. 
Hargrove, Fort, 3S9, 522. 
Harker, 422, 423, 427. 
Harlan, 439. 

Alexander, 467. 
Harlocher, 501. 
Harmer, 396. 
Harned, Si. 
Harper, 324, 400. 
Harris, 275, 278. 

William, 276. 

Willis G., 360. 
Harrison, 126, 230, 318, 

354, 403, 517- 
Hart, 443. 

Axford, 120. 

William C, 384. 
Hartman, 87. 
Harvey, 125, 254, 255, 

51.5- 

Harrison, 260. 
Harwood, 307. 
Hastings, S5, 464, 524. 
Hatch, 105. 
Hatfield, 28, 284. 
Hathaway, 59, 440. 
Haughton, William, 458. 
Hawkshurst, 484. 
Hawxhurst, Samuel W., 

169. 
Hay, 162. 

Charles, 234. 
Hayden, 86. 
HayJock, 492. 
Hays, 396, 504. 

Joseph, 365. 
Hayslett, 506. 
Hayward, Henry E., 47S. 

John L., 449, 524. 
Haywood, 74. 
Hazlehurst, 359. 
Heacock, B. Franklin, 45 6, 
488. 

Thomas E., 488. 
Head, 410. 
Headley, 95, 326. 
Heald, 228. 
Hetfner, 108. 
Hemans, 13. 
Hemmingway, 24, 30, 31, 

40, 42. 
Hencker, 433. 
Hendce, 86. 
Hender:)On, 255, 336. 

Joseph, 385. 



Hensley, 520. 
Herbert, 267. 
Heron, William, 178. 
Herrick, 513. 
Herring, 287. 
Hervey, 208. 
Hester, James C, 263. 
Hess, 200. 
Hetfield, I 58. 
Hewes, 44S. 
Hewlette, 156. 
Hickman, 297. 
Hicks, 155, 156. 
Higijins, 276. 
Hilf, 4, 8i, 96, 258, 386, 
388, 415, 522. 

Edward Young, 3S9, 
391. 

George, 440. 

Henry M., 306. 

Joseph B., 3S3. 

Philip, 255. 
Hills, 103. 
Hilton, 150, 516. 
Hinman, 49. 
Hinsdale, 118. 
Hitchcock, 36, 37, loS, 
129. 

C. L., iSo. 
Hixson, O. F., 399. 
Hoadlev, 42. 
Hobarti John, 88. 
Hobson, Francis, 450. 

John, 481. 

Thomas, 524. 
Hodges, 333. 
Hoffman, George, 494. 
Hogan, 243. 
HoUenback, Russell, 455, 

524. 
Holliday, 326. 
HoUingsworth, Charles 

Robert, 485. 
Hollister, 161, 470. 

Orange Jay, 471. 
Holly, James K. Polk, 

125. 
Holmes, 93. 

Holt, 40, 41,42, 43,130- 
Homiston, 125. 

Forbes, 92. 
Hood, 412, 469. 

Jonathan, 441. 
Hooker, 1 17. 
Hoopes, 428,494, 525. 

Joseph, 466, 524. 
Hope, Daniel, 228. 
Hopkins, 22, 23, 365, 
520. 



(Hopkins), 

Thomas C, 475. 
Hopson, Miles, 157. 
Home, 522. 

Horney, David Saunders, 
458. 

Joel, 459. 

Jonathan, 459. 
Hornsby, 365. 
Horton, 97, 100, 515. 
Hoskins, 87. 
Hotchkiss, 37, 80, 146. 
Houlston, 434. 
Hough, 245. 
House, 94. 
Ho%vard, 325. 

Benjamin, 429. 

John Tyler, 383, 
522. 
Howd, 47. 

Joseph, 45. 
Howe, 40, 146. 
Howell, 437, 518. 

• Alfred, 252. 
Hoyt, 162, 169, 438. 

James Warren, 168. 
Hudson, 15, 18, 62, 403, 

513- 
Huff, Lawrence, 104. 
Huger, 347, 348. 
Hughes, 259. 
Humphrey. loi. 
Humphreys, 357. 
Hungertbrd, 1 15, 14S. 
Hunnicutt, Milton Reese, 

364. 
Hunsicker, 488. 
Hunt, 435. 

George, I 39. 

Henry W., 519. 

William H., 491. 
Hunter, 339. 
Huntington, 28. 
Hurford, John, 257. 
Hurst, 188. 
Huston, Paul, 296. 
Hutchinson, 306, 372. 

Frank M., 252, 518. 
Huvck, 98. 
Hyck, 6r. 
Hyde, 87, 212. 

Warren, 46. 

Ingerson, David H., 136. 
Ingledue, 397. 

James L., 399. 
Ingoldsby, 149. 
Ingraham, Hcni-y, 352? 
5-»- 



564 



'The Dawso?i Fojuily. 



Irvine, 478. 
Irwin, 257, 386. 
Ivans, 399. 
Ives, 124.. 

Jackson, 127, 327, 403, 

George, 147. 

John, 95, 234. 

Robert, 481. 

Washington, 164. 
Jacobs, Chirles Pennell, 

444, 472- 
George Henry, 67. 
Thomas P., 444. 

Jacobus, 66. 

James, 496. 

Jameson, 508. 

Janes, 382. 

Janney, 275, 463. 

Jarrett, 452. 

Jarvis, 336. 

Jay. 173- 
Jeanes, 430. 
Jefrerson, 68, 276. 
Jenkins, Edward, 195. 

J. H., 399. 
Jenness, 160. 
Jennett, 484. 
Jerome, 188. 
Jess, 182. 
Jewett, 492. 
Jillson, Robert D., 128, 

515- 
John, 457. 

Samuel Preston, 

434- 
Johns, 3. 

Weaver, 232. 
Johnson, 3, 47,64,71. 86, 

105,143, 168,173, 

^47,^54,515.518, 

519. 
A. K.., 239, 517. 
James, 241. 
John Brownell, 125. 
Leonard Meiancthon, 

no. 
Solomon, 63. 
William Holt, loi. 
Johnstone, William E., 

352. 
Jones, 3, 38, 107, 108, 

H2, 136,267,294, 

442,467,486,521. 
James S., 46S, 525. 
John, 440. 
Paul, 429. 
Robert, 457. 
Samuel, 438, 525. 



(Jones), 

Samuel Preston, 4S9. 
Jordan, 389. 
Judd, Jerome, 92. 
Jump, John J., 301. 



Kaign, 27S. 
Kaufman, 177. 
Keeler, 48, 1 10, 514. 

Charles Egbert, 71. 
Keen, John Sidney, 465. 

Joseph S., 494. 

Joseph Sidney, 438. 
Keese, Titus, 478. 
Keim, 501. 
Keith, 82. 
Kelley, Hiram, 332. 
Kelly, 108. 

Kelsey, Albert H., 4S9. 
Kemper, i 50. 
KenderJme, 452, 486. 
Kennard, Philemon T., 

194, 516. 
Kennedy, 118,238, 517. 
Kenney, 442. 

John M., 257. 
Keppel, 310. 
Keyser, Emanuel Hersha, 

123. 
Kidder, 53, 513. 
Kiersted, 150. 
Kifl, 342. 
KiUien, 178, 179. 
Kimber, 462. 
King, Osborne, 324. 
Kingscott, William, 169. 
Kingsley, 115. 
Kinnard, 474. 

Joseph, 497. 
Kinney, 112, 514. 

Fielding, 333. 

Frederick Avery, 73. 
Kinsey, 449. 

James, 254. 
Kirk, 180,415,416,466. 
Kirkbride, 431, 498, 516. 
Kitchen, 269, 501. 

James, 524. 
Kitrell, 339. 
Kittle, 60, 61. 
Kline, 163, 456. 
Knapp, 18, 106. « 

Knickerbocker, Martin, 

496. 
Knott, 177. 
Knotts, 2S4. 
Knowles, 454. 
Knowlton, 126, 513. 



Knox, 131. 

Reynolds, 423. 
Koonce, Abraham, 342 
Kraft, 475. 
Krug, 493. 
Kuster, 431. 



Lacy, 109. 
Laf:irge, 244. 
Laidley, 267. 
Laing, 8 1. 
Lake, 133. 
Lamar, 371, 375. 
Lamb, Daniel, 429. 
Lambert, 28, 54, 65. 

Harvey, 467. 

J. Newton, 467. 
Lambkin, 321. 
Lamborn, 429, 440, 496. 

Aquila U., 495. 

EUwood, 495. 

George, 441. 

George S., 495. 

Jacob, 470. 

John, 4.70. 

Lindley, 470. 

Smedley, 470. 

William L., 495. 
Laraoreaux, Alvah, 134. 
Lampley, 485. 
Lancaster, 364, 402, 454, 

5^4- 

John, 363. 
Landtield, Jero.Tie B., 127. 
Landon, 126. 
Langhtt, 255. 
Langsteroth, 41 3. 
Langstreth, 413. 
Langworthy, 73- 
Lanman, 315, 338, 395. 
Larrimore, 505. 
Lathrop, 64. 
Latimer, 269. 
Laughlin, 258, 261. 
Launce, 69. 
Lavalle, 244. 
Law, 143. 
Lawrence, 143. 

Richard, 503. 
Laws, 278. 
Leaming, 70. 
Le Compte, 298. 
Lee, III, 353, 367, 46-, 

473. 493- 
Charles Carroll, 463, 

5^4- 
Leeper, Johnson, 199. 
Leever, Howard, 523. 



Indt 



ex. 



56s 



Leftwich, 321. 

Henry C, 273. 
Legnre, 299. 
Leland, 87. 
Le Moyne, 346. 
Lenard, Abner, 25S. 
Leply, 25 S. 
Leslie, 334. 

Levis, T. Harrison, 460. 
Lewis, 87, 191, 293, 315, 
328,363,419,421, 
' 444. 445. 446, 
469. 471. 4S6, 
514. 523- 
Albert, 497. 
Alfred, 152. 
John, 443. 
Joseph B., 473. 
Simeon M,, 474. 
Lide, Cornelius Mande- 

_ ville, 357. 
Linchicum, 302, 504. 
Lincoln, 17, 83, 86, 168, 

521. 
Lindsley, 47. 
Linen, 161. 
Linsley, 47. 
Linthicum, 504. 
Lippincott, 182, 433, 463. 
Lister, Frank, 472. 
Littell, Benjamin, 255. 
Little, 477. 

John W., 465. 
Littlejohn, 413. 
Littleton, 233. 
Livezey, 425. 
Livingstone, 310. 
Llewellyn, 468. 
Lloyd, 411. 
Lockwood, 57, 59. 
George, 227. 
Logan, 31S, 415, 526. 
Long, 77, 178, 184, 339. 
Longstreet, 367. 
Longstreth, 412, 42S, 43S, 
449.455.457,477. 
49-. 5--- 
Alfred, 48 5, 525. 
Bartholomew, 412- 

18. 
Benjamin, 426, 437, 
452, ^ 462, 524. 
Benjamin D., 523. 
Charles, 435, 460. 
Charles Cooke, 464, 

493- 
Daniel, 421-23, 448, 

45^.453-55.5=4- 
David, 434, 523. 



(Longstreth), 

Edward, 486, 525. 
George, 465. 
George Field, 439. 
Henry, 4S8. 
Isaac, 425, 432,484. 
Isaac Thomas, 434, 

5 = 3- 
Jacob, 439. 
James W., 467. 
John, 424,431,433, 

45-.456,457,49!^, 

523- 
John Cooke, 493. 
John Hunt, 460. 
John Kirkbride, 449, 

524. 
John Lancaster, 464, 

485,486. 
John Ogden, 460. 
Joseph, 425,426,432, 

437. 467- 
Joihua, 435, 461. 
Josiah, 435, 442. 
Mahlon, s4S, 5-3- 
Miers Fisher, 463. 
Morris, 464, 524. 
Moses, 433. 
Samuel, 436. 
Samuel Townsend, 

486, 525. 
Thaddeus, 465, 524. 
Thomas Bedford, 

463, 4S5. 
Thomas Mifflin, 436. 
William, 435, 493, 

523. 
William Wilson, 

437. 464. 465- 
Longstroder, 521. 
Longstreth, 41 3. 
Longstrother, 522. 
Loring, 139, 257. 
Lovelock, William, 366. 
Lovlett, III. 
Low, 519. 

Lowe, 230, 231,232, 505. 
Lower, 3, 5. 
Lowes, 298. 
Lowther, 6. 
Lo)5den, Albert, 333. 

Hayden, 333. 

Joseph, 333. 
Lozier, i 57. 
Luce, 88. 
Luckett, 340. 
Luddington, 26, 30, 31, 

34, 35. 37, 4'. 
48. 

70 



(Luddington), 

Eliphalct, 45. 
Lukens, 46S, 4S6, 4S7. 
Lumpkin, 371, 375. 
Lundy, 455. 
Lyell, 508. 
Lyon, 162. 

Mac Davett, 4. 
Mac Devitt, 4, 178. 
Maciiomery, 1 84. 
Macic, 86, 172. 
Mackall, 234, 235, 241, 

253. 257, 25S, 

267. 
Benjamin, 232, 237, 

■ 245- 

James, 264. 

John, 239. 

Samuel, 242, 264. 

Thomas, 239, 245, 
264. 
M.ic Kell, 135. 
Macknet, Theodore, 161. 
Macon, 249. 
Madison, 349, 518. 
Magee, 150. 
Main, 2S6. 
Maitland, 309. 
Malcolm, 152. 
Malice, William, 188. 
Mallory, 35, 36. 
Man, 150. 
Mann, 349. 

Samuel, 501. 
Manning, 150. 

Isaac, 59. 
Manross, 1 12. 
Mansfield, 34, 350. 

Thomas, 258. 
Mapp, Edwin J., 372. 
Maris, 423. 

Richard P., 451. 
Marsh, 42, 78. 
Marshall, 75, 81, 204, 
284. 

B. F., 263. 

Thomas, 257. 
Marston, 50. 
Martin, 394, 483, 500, 

513, 5-1- 

Albert T., 206. 

Byers B., 4S2. 

George, 93. 

John M., 482. 

John S., 451. 

Paul A., 4S2. 
Martinett, Simon, 476. 
Martling, 175. 



566 



The 'Dawson Vamily. 



Marvel, 289. 
Mason, 245, 413, 419. 
Massey, 469. 
Mastin, Lucius, 90. 
Mather, 16, 42, 465, 4S9, 
523. 
Charles L., 458. 
David, 457. 
Joseph, 459. 
Phineas Ross, 458. 
Richard, 439. 
Mathews, 357, 372. 
Matlack, 292. 
Matlock, 468. 
Matthev^s, 3, 194, 196. 
Matthewson, 3. 
Mattoon, I 36. 

William, 138. 
William Peter, 139. 
Maxficld, 131. 
Maxwell, 234. 
Maydole, William, 439. 
May hew, 335.^ 
Mc Arthur, 516. 
McBride, 210. 
.McCallum. 522. 
McCann, 32S, 520. 
McCarter, 494. 
McCarthy, 69. 
McCaughey, Robert, 483. 
McClu^key, 239, 517. 
McClosky, 4S7. 
McCluen, George R., 442. 
McClure, 519. 
McColough, 204. 
McCombs, 332. 
McConnell, Daniel, 234. 

John, 234. 
McCook, George, 260. 
McCoy, 181. 

Adam Ramsay, 162. 
McCray, Richard, 467. 
McCudJy, Napoleon, 262. 
McCuUoch, 265, 508. 
McDonough, Thomas, I 65. 
McDougal, 126. 
McFarland, 206, 520. 

George, 205. 
McGinness, John, 28 I. 
McGougli, John, 384. 
McGuinncss, 225. 295. 
McHarUe, 265. 
Mcllvain, 45S, 465. 
Mcllvaine, 295. 
McIntOih, 372, 437, 
McKean, 255. 
McKee, 437. 
McKennon, 240, 517. 



McKinley, 519. 
McKnight, 89. 
McLaughlin, 259. 
McLean, 4S3. 
McNeil, I 39. 
McNiell, Thomas, 297. 
McWilliams, 3. 
Meacham, 120. 
Meachum, 519. 
Meade, 1 1 1, 313, 314. 
Meeker, David, 478. 
Meloy, 49, 54, 67,70,71, 
76. 

Charles Frederick, 
108, 514. 

Frederick William, 
69, 514. 

Henry, 48, 69. 

John Willard, 107. 

Samuel Henry, 107. 

William Augustus, 
107. 
Melyen, 28. 
Mendell, 256. 
Mendenhall, 486. 

B. Franklin, 449. 
Mcrcereau, 8 I. 

Charles Bartholomew, 
HO. 
Meredith, 152, 274, 306, 

443- 

William, 284. 
Merriam, 38, 133. 
Merrick, 36, 258. 
Merrill, 50. 
Merrltt, 448. 
Metcalf, E. H., 372. 
Mettee, Lewis, 22S. 

Milton D., 227. 
Michel, 470. 
Michener, 275, 409, 422, 

427, 483> 5^-- 

Barak, 45 i. 

Benjamin, 450. 

Daniel, 449, 479. 

David, 480. 

Edwin, 480. 

Henry, 480. 

Isaac, 480. 

James, 481. 

John, 431,478,481. 

John J., 479- 

Jonathan, 450. 

Joseph, 481. 

Mordecai, 449. 
Middleton, 152, 4--, 510. 
Mighton, Thomas, 405. 
Miles, 63, 146. 



Milledge, 386. 

Miller, 60, 163, 32S, 374, 

514- 
John, 148. 
William, 276. 
Milligan, 243. 
Mills, Joseph, 4"9. 
Milner, 44S. 

Milnor, John M., 449, 
524. 
Mahlon, 477, 525. 
Milson, 27S. 
Mingas, 365. 
M ins hall, 424. 
Minton, 335. 
Mitchell, 282, 505. 
A. C, 384. 
William A., 384. 
Monck, 346. 
Monroe, 518. 
Mooney, 150. 
Moore, 73, 114, 187, 241, 
^55. 3'4, 3^9. 
444. 445> 446, 
465,.495- 
Augustine, 234. 
Elijah, 260. 
Isaac, 292. 
James, 283. 
Shadrach Dawson, 

292. 
William, 297. 
William Edward, 

292. 
Moores, 208. 
Morgan, 19, 118, 131, 

3x5,488. 
Morris, 43, 103, 115, 274, 
425, 426, 447. 
Aaron, 296, 497. 
Frederick Wister, 

490. 
George, 290. 
Israel, 459. 
Stephen, 192, 516. 
Theodore Hollings- 

worth, 4S9. 
William F , 295. 
William H., 490. 
Morrison, 18, 1S9, 262. 

William, 191. 
Morrow, 198. 
Morse, 103. 

Barzillia, 64. 
Edgar Lorraine, 90. 
Henry Shepard, 102. 
Wallace Adelbert, 

»i3. S'S- 



Index. 



567 



Morton, 154, 155, 193. 

George, 261. 
Moss, 64. 
Mothershead, ;Si. 
Moulthrop, 26, 34, 37, 

3S, 59- 

Josijh, 45. 
Muir, 302, 50V 
Mulkcy, 372. 
Munch, D.ivid, 321. 
Munitll, 16S, 31 6. 
Munson, 48, 133. 
Murdock, 304. 
Murline, 2S. 
Murray, 440. 

Oison S., 444. 
Myers, 324. 

Nash, 42, 43. 

Neale, Rollin W , 103. 

Nearin^, Woodbrid^e, 162. 

Neil, iSS. 

Neilson, Thomas, 226. 

Nelson, Charles, 372. 

Matthew, 204, 517. 
Nesbit, 374, 375, 377, 

379- 

Nesbitt, 515. 
Nevitt, 504. 
Newcomb, 54. 
Newlin, 461. 
Newman, 98. 
Newton, 10. 301. 
Nichols, 274, 399. 

Sabin S , 144. 
Nicholson, Joshua H.,2-9. 
Nickerson, Abel, 121. 
Noble, 432, 439, 463. 

Alfred, 438. 

B. F., 3S6. 
Norris, iSo, 41 5, 526. 
North. 1 68, 1S4. 

George F., 466. 
Norton, 72, 100, 333. 
Norwood, 462. 
Nott, 129. 
Nourse, 107. 

Oakman, iS. 
Oberdorr, Philip, 502. 
O'Brien, 1 19. 
O'Byrne, 309. 
Q'Conner, 1 1 1 . 
O'Durrian, 4. 
Otfley, 193. 
Ogden, 434, 523 

Joohua M., 26S. 
Ogilvie, 354. 
O Hagan, n8. 



Oldsmith, 410. 
Oliver, 404. 
Onderdonk, 155, 156. 
O'Neal, 350. 

James, 465. 
Orchard, James, 332. 
Orme, U., 299. 
Orr, 260. 

Charles, 291. 

James, 257. 
Orum, 466, 524. 

Cliarles Longstreth, 

438, 5-3- 

Davis, 43S. 

Morris, 438, 523. 
Osborn, 145, 170, 180, 

206. 
Osborne, 348. 
Osmond, 294. 

A. Pitner, 286. 
Ostheimer, 500. 
Ostin, 219. 
Ottenger, 296. 
Ousterman, 150. 
Owen, 486. 

LavsTence, 32S. 



Paddock, 3 10. 

P-ige. 45- 

Paget, 97. 

Painter, 292. 

Paist, Mahlon K., 524. 

Palmery, 33. 

Pardee, 30, 41. 

Park, 385. 

Parker, 109, 207, 519. 

George Wellington, 
113. 
Parmelee, 49. 
Parratt, 307. 

Parrish, George D., 490, 
491. 

Isaac, 463, 524. 

William, 438. 
Parrott, 195. 
Parsons, Arthur, 112. 

Clirt'ord Dawson, III. 

Norton C, 72. 
Patchin, 97. 
Patterson, 40, 43, 229, 

^40, 253- 
Henry Whitelev, 264, 
518. 
Paul, 489, 490. 
Paxson, 439. 

Eli.is E., 439. 
EUwood T., 494. 
Isaiah, 438, 494. 



(Paxson), 

Jacob Longstreth, 

466. 
William Longstreth, 
466. 
Paxton, 410. 
Pa)ntcr, 33c. 
Pcarsall, 132, 148, 192. 
Pearson, 150, 208, 47S, 

516. 
Pease, Charles D., ^13. 
Peck, 64, 104, 124, 130, 
151. 
John, 6i. 
Pedrick, 1S3. 
Peel, 7. 
Pell, 150. 
Pemherton, 341. 
Penn, 7, 19S, 403, 411, 
414. 415. 4^3, 
434,443. 45-> 454- 
Pennock, 4S6. 
Pennybacker, 255. 
Pennypacker, 421, 424, 

426, 436. 
Penrose, 462. 
Percy, 392. 
Perkins, 69, IC7, 291. 

Charles Russell, 1 12. 
Russell B., 72. 
Perot, 104, 494. 
Perrin, William, 123. 
Perry, 276, 313. 
Pettaway, 342. 
Pettit, lis. 
Pettus, 356. 
Phenix, 13, 299. 

Thomas, 29S. 
Phillips, 403, 477. 
Phinney, 492. 
Phipps, 492. 
Pidgeon, 456. 
Pierce, 16, 87, 103, 104, 

247. =48, 371, 
380, 381, 514. 

Pike, 410. 

Pinder, Perry, 279. 

Pinkercon, 201, 207. 

Pinkney, Douglass B., 355, 
521. 

Pmion, 24, 26,27, 33. 56. 

Piper, J. J., 520. 

Plumb, 93. 

Poage, 3 57- 

Poe, 258 

Polk, 67, 68, 247, 403. 

Pollock, 2^6. 

Pomeroy, 118. 

Pool, 4^8. 



568 



The Dawson Family. 



PooUy, no. 

William Edward, 

109. 
Poorman, Phineas, 483. 
Pope, 76, 78, III, 122. 
Alexander, 390. 
Hunter Chapman, 
390. 
Porter, 246, 350, 464. 
Posey, 304. 
Postell, 346, 352. 

William, 347. 
Potter, 26, 31, 36, 45> 
81, 83, 119, 200, 
265, 4S4- 
Israel, 40. 
Poultiiey, 191. 
Powell, Joseph L., 520. 
Power, 399. 
Pratt, 146, 469. 
Henry, 289. 
Henry L., 469. 
Robert H., 295. 
Prentice, Chester, 91. 
Prcscott, 71, III. 

John, 50. 
Preston, 334, 410- 
Price, 243, 333, 35^,49'- 
Joshua Lont;streth, 

490. 
Richard, 461, 524. 
Stephen S., 491. 
Prigmore, 364. 
Prioleau, 348. 
' Prioli, 34S. 
Pritchard, 489. 
Proctor, 164. 
Pugh, Samuel, 253. 
Punderson, 63. 
Pusey, 486. 
Putnam, 94, 173. 

Quick, 93, 148. 



Raab, 415, 422. 

Charles Jarrett, 455, 

5-4- 
Joseph Longstreth, 

487, 525. 
Rader, Charles, 332. 
Radford, 177. 
Raisner, 284. 
Ralcestraw, 454. 
Raley, 327. 

RaL-ton, F.phraim P., 20S. 
Ramagc, 135. 
Ramsay, 348, 367. 
Randall, 427. 



Randle, 386. 
Randolph, 81, 51S. 
Rankin, 280, 520. 
Ravenel, 348. 

Henry W., 358. 

Ray, 92- 

Rea, 203. 

Read, 149. 

Record, Samuel, 260. 

Rector, Ralph McDougal, 

126. 
Redhead, 79. 

Reed, 106, 240, 255, 261. 
Robert, 254. 
William, 520. 
Rceder, Elizabeth, 256. 
Recmclin, 402. 
Rees, 423. 
Reeve, 373. 
Reeves, 501, 518. 

John, 150. 
Remminghurt, 470. 
Renney, 159. 
Renshaw, Charles S., 43S, 

523. 
Reynolds, 294, 332. 
Rhineheart, 97. 
Rhoades, Isaac P., 4^8. 
Samuel D., 457- 
Samuel Preston, 489. 
William Franklin, 
4S8. 
Rhoads, 58, 96,294. 
Jeremiah, 291. 
William, 296. 
William Frederick, 
98. 
Rhodes, 318, 349. 

George W., 324. 
Rice, Joseph E., 263. 

Stephen, 97. • 
Richards, 69. 
Richardson, 312,427,43; 

433^ 472, 493- 
Thomas, 491. 

Richeson, 258. 

Samuel, 268. 

Richmond, 104. 

Charles Henry, 109, 
Judah L., 70, 514. 
Theodore, 108,515 

Rider, George Mil ford, 10 

Ridgeway, 304. 

Riggs, 464. 

Riker, 154. 

Ringland, Isaac, 39 

Rioii, 164. 

Riordan, 367. 



Rippey, 188. 
Roach, 437. 

Thomas, 438. 
Robbins, 16. 

Roberts, 26, 27, 30, 51, 
53.55,472>4S9,499- 
Benjamin, 440. 
Benjamin Hulbert, 

100, 515. 
Joseph, 185. 
Robinson, 35, 3^> ^5-> 
188, 314- 
George, 352. 
Robison, 78, 514. 
Robson, 3, 223. 
Rodgers, 99. 
Roe, 36. 

Rogers, 49, 68, 71, 107, 
110,127, 128,371, 
494. _ 
Benjamin, 498. 
Charles J., 47 3- 
George William, 106. 
Henry Augustus, 105. 
Jacob, 428. 
John Barker, 67. 
Norman Stevens, 

106. 
Theodore Simeon, 

105, 515. 
Thomas, 190. 
Rosan, CyriUus John, 226. 

Sterling, 228. 
Rosevvell, 25, 29. 
Ross, 205, 451- 

Thomas, 432. 
Rosseau, 399. 
Rossiter, Daniel, ill. 
Rouse, 77. 
Rowe, 48. 
Rowland, 449. 
Rowlett, Thomas Phipps, 

:, 49-- 

Ruby, 260. 

Addison, 239, 517- 
Rudolph, 435, 461. 
Russell, 24, 27, 29, 31, 
32, 34. 35> 37. 
3!^, 59, 47, "S, 
214, 222. 
Henry, 181. 
8. Russum, 279. 

Ru.herford, 63, 3 58. 
Ryan, 126. 

Sabine, 346, 393- 40^;^ 
Sartel, 150, 188, isy, 
306, 315. 



Index. 



569 



Sales, 320. 

Saltonstall, 15, 25, 29. 

Sanborn, 50. 

Sanbourn, Josiah G., 227. 

Sandford, 386, 521. 

Sandy, 327. 

Sanford, 4S. 

Sankey, 384. 

Sargent, 311, 322. 

Savage, 15, 16, 18, 24, 

28,42, 71, 86. 
Sayen, Henry, 460, 524. 
Schermcrhorn, 46. 
Schotield, 90, 514. 
Schonhit, iSo. 
Scotield, 124. 
Scott, 17, 211, 336, 373. 

J. Ward, 226. 

John, 481. 

Moses T., 127. 
Scroggs, James, 261. 
Seabrook, Edward W., 

383. 
Seaman, James, 157. 
Sears, Edward, 505. 
Seaton, 179. 
Scegar, 197. 
Sceley, 161. 
Selby, 256. 
Selkirk, 135. 
Sellers, 465. 

John, 438. 
Nathan, 494. 
Semmcs, 340. 
Sermon, 434, 51 6. 
Joseph, 428. 
Severn, John, 59. 
Sewell, Basel, 503. 
Seymour, 43, 78. 
Shackler'ord, 103. 

Shanahan, 301. 

Shanly, I 3. 

Shannon, 177, 203. 

Sharp, 41, 28S, 306. 
John, 147. 
John L., 474. 

Sharpe, 69, 274, 515. 

Sharpless, 46S. 

Shaw, I Si, 449. 

Shearer, 201. 

Shepard, 47, 3S9. 

Sherburne, 69. 

Sherman, 69, 272. 
John, 150. 

Sherwood, 243. 

Shew, 10 1. 

Shewaltcr, 397. 

Shield, 336. 



Sliivan, 343. 

Shoemaker, 436, 439,466, 
486. 
Isaac L., 483. 
James, 484. 
Jesse, ,452, 522. 
John, 452. 
John Longstreth,484, 

485. 
Joseph, 495. 
William, 496. 
Shocnbeiijer, Edwin Fred- 
erick, 492. 
Short, Robert, 519. 
Shorter, 375. 
Shott, 4S5. 
Shrygley, A. H., 333. 
Shubrick, Edmund T., 

361. 
Shunk, 464. 
Shuptrine, 372. 
Siddons, 510. 
Siegel, III. 
Sigler, 96. 
Sigourney, 50. 

Albert Marshall, 1 12. 
Joseph, 73. 
Sill, Charles Delos, iiS. 

Delos Enoch, 83. 
Silver, 182. 
Silvester, 307. 
Simmerman, 481. 
Simmons, 525. 
Simms, Martin, 255. 
Simons, Thomas Y,, 355. 
Simonson, 81. 

Charles, 159. 
Simpson, 256, 464, 516, 

Sinclair, 216. 
Sinton, Jacob, 193. 
Skidinore, 344, 368, 370. 
Skinner, 72, 120. 

Peter Van Rensselaer, 
84. 
Slack, James M., 478. 
Slawson, 28. 
Slocum, Daniel D., 121. 
Smedley, 412. 

Benjamin, 468. 

Chalkley, 495. 

Elwood, 469. 

Enos, 468, 525. 

Ezra, 469. 

Isaac, 442. 

Jacob, 442. 

Jeffrey, 46S. 

John, 428, 441,469- 



(Smedley), 

Nathan, 46S. 
Smith, 4, 18, 34, 36, 38, 
42, 43,61,65,72, 
82, 87, 104, 110, 
121,259,281,298, 
462,4X0,485,493, 
505. 

Amos G., 470. 

Carlton, 169, 181. 

Charles Hyde, 514. 

Harlan S., 120. 

Horace, 66. 

Horace J., 493. 

Isaac N., 99. 

J. B., 255. 

Joel Dawson, 61,513. 

John Daniel, 46,513. 

John M., 294. 

Joseph, 44. 

Merit Dawson, 105. 

Samuel, 41. 

Samuel S., 494. 

Stephen, 40. 

Thomas, 45. 

William Peck, 514. 

Wilson, 260. 
Smlthers, 286. 
Snider, 381, 522. 
Snyder, 281. 
Souder, 260. 
Southwick, James, 182. 
Spackman, 435. 
Spakman, 410. 
Sparks, 371, 375. 
Spear, 18. 

Tunis, 97. 
Spedden, 505. 
Speer, Charles E., 264,518. 
Spellman, 64. 
Spencer, 62, 112, 124, 
354, 4S6. 

John Longstreth,477. 
Lewis, 477. 

Mahlon, 477. 

Samuel, 448, 524. 
Sperry, 126. 
Sprigg, Joseph, 299. 
Spring, 132. 

Reuben, 147. 
Spry, 223. 
Squibb, 440. 
Squires, SViUiam, 520. 
Stafford, 19, 207. 
Stanley, Milton A., 4S2. 
Stanton, 246, 334,450. 
Staple, 350. 
Stapler, 1 88, 282. 



570 

Starr, 413, 421. 486. 

Benjamin, 464. 

Joseph, 424. 
Stearns, 61. 
Stedham, 457. 
Steel, 526. 

Steele, WiUi-im, 317. 
Stephens, 69, 269, 
370, 436. 

William, 92. 
Stephenson, Samuel, 
Sterne, 330. 
Steuart, 107. 
Stevens, 2S4, 35S, 
498. 

Alexander, 205. 

Samuel, 240. 
Stevenson, 520. ^ 
Steward, 424. 
Stewart, 102, 294. 

433- 
Jesse, 483. 

Moses, 332. 

Roy, 318. 
Stickney, John, 138. 

Lafayette, 139. 

Winian\ Hardy, 
Stienkampt", William, 
Stiles, 15, 19, 7 3> 

156. 
Still, 443. 447- 
Stith, 314, 518. 
Stock, 351. 
Stockdale, 6. 
Stone, 79, loi, 113. 

Franklin J., 127 

William, 102. 
Sroughton, 51, 7i- 
Stranghan, 336. 
Stratton, Joseph, 290, 
Strauh, 449. 
Screaton, George, 18S 
Street, 51. 

String, William, 185. 
Stringer, 201. 
Strong, 318. 

James, 518. 
Stuart, 371. 
Sturgeon, William, 

S17. 
Styles, 310. 
Sugar, 190. 
Sullivant, Lucas, 399 
Sumsvalt, 224. 
Surtees, 9. 
Sutherland, 208. 
Sutton, 308. 
Swaim, 8 i. 
Swain, 295, 497. 



T/ie Dawson Family. 



255, 
239. 
451. 

307, 



139. 
160. 
155. 



-39, 



Swan, 321. 
Swayne, 429, 440. 
Swearingen, 257. 

Daniel, 232. 

John, 232. 

William, 232. 
Suelt, 492. 
Syfers, L. L., 399. 

Rufus King, 400. 

Tailor, 26, 27. 

James I., 212. 
Talbot, 415. 
Taloch, 23S. 
Tarbutcon, 292. 
Tarleton, 147, 502. 
Tarver, 357. 
Tate, 143, 3S6, 515. 
Tatman, Joshua Uurbin, 

296. 
Taylor, S3, 85, 122, 249, 

271,272,306,307, 

315- 339. 401. 
459) 47S> 5'8, 
525, 526. 

William Curtis, 492. 

William K., 4S0. 
Tea, Robert, 457. 

Theodore, 437, 5^3- 
Tefu, 1 01. 
Ten Eyck, 150. 
Terrell, I 68, 38 3. 
Teunis, Franklin L., 496. 
Tey, 15. 
Thatcher, 165. 
Thaxtcr, 149. 
Thayer, 102, 352. 
Thomas, 40, 42, 106, i 29, 

130. 134. -0 3) 
220, 222, 296, 
412, 425, 432, 

433» 496- 

Alvert A., 399. 

David, 291. 

Elijah, 484. 

Harvey, 437. 

Isaac Preston, 469. 

John Lewis, 497. 

Louis Davies, ic8. 

Lewis W., 474, 497 
Thompson, 18, 39, 41, 45, 
48, 133, 146, 181, 
360, 440. 

Francis, 461. 

John, 266. 

John..ton,2 i 2. 
Thomson, 87, 455. 

John, 427. [4^7- 

JohnLongstreth,4S6, 



Thorne, 452. 

Thoroton, 308. 

Thorp, 94. 

Thorpe, 519. 

Threewits, Thomas P. F., 

372. 
Tibbs, 315. 

Tichenor, Isaac T., 3S7. 
Tiebout, 1 50. 
Tilden, Thomas W., 228. 
Till, 419. 
Timberlake, 336. 
Tinley, John, 295. 
Todd, 124, 150. 

Samuel, 25S. 
Toland, 296, 297. 

Emanuel H., 292. 
William, 283. 
William Shadrach, 
291. 
Tolles, 57. 

Tomkins, 412, 413, 4"4. 
463. 
Robert, 41S, 419. 
Tomlinson, Jesse R., 464- 
Torbit, 397. 
Towne, 79. 

Townes, Henry Howard, 
360. 
Samuel A., 352, 360. 
Towns, 382. 
Townsend, 223, 228, 239, 

454. 455. 5-4- 
Tozer, John E., 185, 516. 
Tracy, 109. 

Chester P., 206. 
Trapp. 82. 
Trayer, 501. 
Trenhulm, 355. 
Trimble, Joseph, 448, 

523- 
Trotton, 227. 
Trowbridge, 63. 
Trumbull, I 5. 
Trump, Watson M , 494. 
Tucker, 361, 366. 

Alfred, 505. 
Turner, 10, 13, 16, 386. 

John D , 371. 
Turpln, 303. 

Turrill, William O., 176. 
Tustin, 477. 
Tuttle, 28, 34, 67, 91. 

Christopher, 48. 

Elam, 124 

Reuel Hotchklss,i46, 
516. 
Tyson, 300, 436. 

Daniel, 472. 



Index, 



S7^ 



UmberviMe, 69. 
Ungle, 215, 216, 218. 
Upham, 115. 
Upton, 293. 
Urch, 292. 
Utter, 35, 37. 

Vail, 81. 

Vale, 4. 

Van Buren, 403. 

James Henry, 115. 
Van Dearen, 432. 
Van Deren, 432. 
Vanderhorst, 348, 355. 
Van Dorson, 149. 
Van Durson, 149. 
Van Duursen, 149. 
Van Dyck, 60. 

Anthony V. B., 162. 
Van Emman, 19S. 
Van Evera, Myndert, 149, 

151. 
Van Everen, 151. 
Van Hoe:en, 60. 

T. Reily, 62, 514. 
Van Horn, 452. 
Vanlandingham, 326. 
Van N'orJen, Jacobus, 

150. 
Van Pelt, 319, 518. 
Van Slyke, Peter H., 46. 
Vaughn, 262. 
Van Valkenburgh, Jere- 
miah, 46. 
Van Zandt, 84. 
Veech, 230. 

D. H., 246. 
Veeder, 516. 
Venner, 164. 
Vernon, 416, 472. 
Virse, 243. 
Vorse, 243. 
Vronian, Peter, 89. 
Vulgamot, 242. 

Wade, 114, 219. 
Wadsworth, 266. 
Walcott, 309. 
Waltbrd, 135. 
Walker, 13,206, 244,301, 
31S, 3S9. 

David A., 390, 522. 

George, 169. 

Gilbert Buchanan, 
96. 

J- G., 299. 

J. Garrett, 4S9. 
Wallace, 304, 494, 498. 
Wallin, 150. 



Wain, 436. 
Walraven, 361. 
Walters, 501. 
Walton, 1 68, 306, 412, 

45^- 
James ^I., 462, (mis- 
printed I'Va'.ion in 
"Additions and Cor- 
rcctions," p. 524). 
William, 462. 
Wanenaker, Henry, 126. 
Wantwood, Benjamin, I 30. 
Ward, 132, 134, 215,216, 
218,401,405,515. 
Thomas, 147. 
Warden, 454. 
Ware, 321. 
Wareham, 51. 
Waring, Hayne. 355,521. 
Warner, 1 89, 480. 

Elias, 61. 
Wairen, 56, 87. 
Washington, 299, 314, 

339> 355- 
Waterman, 69. 
Watkins, 317, 531. 
Watson, 3, 7, iSS, 244, 

4i2,45^-454-,5-3- 

James M., 4S4. 

John, 443. 

Matthew, 4S1. 

William, 519. 
Watt, 438. 
Watts, 109. 
Way, 41, 336. 

Jerome. 99. 

Timothy, 40. 
Wayne, 18S, 396. 
Weakly, T. J., 297. 
Webb, II, 318, 342. 

James, 524. 

Reuben, 467, 524. 
Webster, 439, 486. 

Joseph, 442. 
Weed, 167. 
Weimer, 334. 
Weeks, 151, 163, 49S. 

Joseph S., 159. 
Welch, 50. 

Welsh, 201, 202, 4S2. 
Wenston, 42. 
Wenstone, 42. 
Wentworth, 165. 
Wentz, 75. 

Werdcn, Chester Lorenzo, 
121. 

Howland Sherman, 
88. 
West, 485. 



Westcott, 365, 426, 436, 

454- 
Westertield, 324. 
Weston, 253. 
Wctherbee, 120. 
Wetmore, 57. 
"SVever, 75. 
Wharton, 492. 
Wheaton, 77, 78. 
Wheeler, 91, 337. 
Whelpley, 175. 
Whelply, 502. 
Whirley, 252, 518. 
Whitaker. 413, 446. 
Whitbeck, 113. 
Whitcombe, 146. 
White, 4, 85, 240, 244. 

William, 235. 
Whitehead, 3^,42, 1 10. 
Whiteley, 253, 264, 518. 
Whitford, 132, 147. 
Whiting, 115. 
Whitley, 97. 
Whitman, 312. 
Whitmore, 4. 
Whittier, 499. 
Whittlesey, Thomas Hins- 
dale, 1 18. 
Whitton, 447. 
Wickersham, 286. 
Wiegins, 121, 289. 
Wifder, 343. 
Wilkerson, 439. 
Wilkinson, 243. 

Chauncey, 354, 521. 

Samuel, 482. 
Willard, 69, 105. 
Williams, 107, 127, 158, 
180, 343, 379, 
433. 435. 468. 

Allan, 480. 

B. T., 359. [102. 

Harden Chauncey, 

William W., 271. 
Williamson, 3. 

Azariah Lewis, 441. 
Willis, 305, 307. 
Wills, 3. 
WiUson, 3, 263, 477. 

A. Evans, 253. 
Wilmer, John, 463. 
Wilmot, 64, 99, 514. 
Wilson, 226, 276, aS8, 
333. 335. 426, 
471, 490. 

Allen, 105. 

Oliver, 439. 

Samuel, 438, 439- 
Winans, 397, 398. 



^72 T^he DauDson FiUJiily. 



Winch, 265. Woodman, 177. Wright, 69, 105, 219,221, 

Win<;nclJ, 321, 378, 522. Vv^oodrutF, 172. 254,283,306,333. 

Winalovv, 16. John, 92. Robert K., 436. 

WinsteJ, 326. Orson P., 1 12. Wyer, 455. 

Winston, 42, 43, 63. Woodward, 80. Wynkoop, 79. 

Winstone, 24, 42. Wooley, 448. Wynne, 518. 

Winter, 339. Woolman, 494. 

Winters, 260. - Wooten, 343. 

Winthrop, 45. Wordcn, 38, 39. Yates, 519. 

Wise, 219, 258, 266,486, Worley, 46, 526. Yeamons, 519. 

525. Worrell, 4SS, 516, 525. Yerkes, 4S6. 

Witman, 513. Demas Comly, 456, Yewell, Benjnniin F., 330. 

Wolcotr, 51, 72. 524. Yoakum, 306. 

Woltenden, 144. George, 428. Young, 220, 439. 

Wolstenholme, 142, 515. Joseph Longstreth, D. L., 352. 

Wood, 4, 12, 331,370. 487. William Gourdin, 

Woodbury, 403. Robert, 420. 353. 



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